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Jordan: We deserved more

The Rovers captain gave an honest assessment of the game

16 September 2019

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Rovers skipper Saffron Jordan says the team have to keep battling hard to start turning defeats into wins in the Women’s Championship.

The Blues came close to a first point of the season at home to Sheffield United – taking the lead at Bamber Bridge via Jordan’s clinical finish - before eventually losing the game 3-2.

And Jordan felt Rovers deserved to have something to show for their efforts.

“I’m pretty gutted that we didn’t come away with a point,” she said speaking to the FA post-match.

"We went toe-to-toe with Sheffield United but we just didn't take our chances, myself included. I should have done better with that header.

"It's coming, though, and the girls know that.

"We played a team who are expected to win this league and we've shown ourselves to be worthy opponents. We just need to start getting points on the board.”

"We're all feeling a bit defeatist after that, we have a lot of positives but there’s also a lot to work on like conceding chances when we shouldn’t.

“The pressing on the ball was good but we slipped up and Sheffield took their chances.”

The forward is still adamant Rovers have enough to compete in the second tier.]

"I wouldn't say this division is tougher than we expected. Last season we played Aston Villa, Sheffield United and Liverpool in pre-season and we competed well against them.

"We knew it would be a big step up, but other teams have experience in this league and playing at this high level.

“We’ve only had a taste so it's about finding that bit of consistency that we’re looking for.”

Rovers are next in action on Sunday, away to Coventry United in the Continental Cup, 2pm. Tickets are available here.

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