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Positives all over the pitch

Boss delighted to see the side spread the goals around

19 July 2017

Tony Mowbray felt there were plenty of positives to take from last night's 8-0 victory over York City.

The manager was delighted with the way side played at Bootham Crescent and was pleased to see the goals spread about the team.

Bradley Dack and Ben Gladwin both scored their first goals in Rovers colours, trialist Paul Caddis struck a second half brace, whilst Corry Evans, Danny Graham and Elliott Bennett all got on the scoresheet.

But despite the emphatic scoreline, Mowbray knows that results at this stage of the season mean little and insists it is just part of their preparation for the league opener at Southend United next month.

"It is just the next step for us," said the Rovers boss.

"As I've said before they are just pre-season games, we have to try and apply the way we play to every match really.

"It was a different game from the one in Austria where we played against a team ready to play in the Europa League.

"York City have had a tough few years with a couple of relegations, but I thought we applied ourselves very very well to what we had to do tonight.

"It is good to score some goals, we know we are light in that part of the pitch, and yet as I've said to the team goals have got to come from everywhere, we can't look to a guy with a number 9 on his back to score loads of goals. Everybody has to chip in this year and that has happened tonight.

"It was pleasing tonight that we moved the ball about. We had to concentrate against a pretty physical front line that they had at times.

"We moved the ball well, we created chances, and we scored goals. It was pleasing to see the width on one side and the wide player on the other side coming in and scoring as well.

"There were lots of positives all over the pitch tonight."

Rovers are back in action this Friday night when they travel to the Globe Arena to face Morecambe.

Tickets for the match are currently on sale at the Roverstore and online. They are also available on the night at Morecambe. Kick-off is at 7.30pm.


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