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No reason to panic - Ben

Gladwin urges everyone to remain calm

16 August 2017

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Ben Gladwin insists the squad must remain calm and continue to work hard, as they look to address a disappointing start to the season.

Speaking after Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Doncaster, the 25-year-old forward, who joined Rovers from Queens Park Rangers this summer, said: “It was a disappointing result.

“We will talk about the things that we need to improve on, look back at videos etc and try to move on to next week.

“Obviously no-one is happy at all, but we're not going to lose our heads. Like I said, we'll get back to the videos and have a look.

“We've got some experienced players in there that have seen a lot, but it's not going to help anybody if we all start going nuts, so we will try to remain calm and work on things throughout the week that we need to.”

After recovering from a calf strain, which ruled him out of the season opener at Southend, Gladwin has given glimpses of his undoubted talent with lively cameo appearances in the last two games against Coventry City and Doncaster.

Brought on for his home debut midway through the second half on Saturday, the forward was denied a first Rovers goal by a sensational save from Donny keeper Ian Lawlor, who tipped his top corner-bound effort over the bar.

Gladwin went close again with another shot that just cleared the crossbar and he hopes his eye-catching displays off the bench will soon be rewarded with a first start.

“I feel like I’ve shown a little bit of what I can do,” he added. “I try and drive the team forward a little bit and get crosses in and get shots off.

“I obviously played quite a lot of minutes through pre-season and I got the calf strain right at the wrong time, but I'm back fit now and just trying to get myself in the team and get results, because that’s obviously the most important thing.

“There was a couple (of occasions when I went close to scoring). The keeper pulled of a good save and I thought the second one was quite close as well, but I've not seen it back. It's a shame one didn't nestle in.”

Gladwin insists everybody is now fully focused on making sure Rovers get their first points on the board at Bradford City this weekend.

“We all know that,” he added. “The boys know that. It's massively important and like I said we’ll all be working really hard throughout the week to prepare ourselves for next weekend.”

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