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Glyn aims for away improvement at Doncaster

Manager remains determined to bring about a change in our form on the road

17 November 2019

Glyn Hodges remains determined to bring about an improvement in our away form, with an FA Cup replay at Doncaster looming on Tuesday night.

The manager spoke to us after the 2-0 defeat at Blackpool in League One. It was a result which still left The Dons above the drop zone, but only on goal difference.

“Our away form has got to improve," said Glyn. "I’m trying to drive the players on to convince them of that and hopefully they believe the same as me that these games can be won. It’s a tough one again at Doncaster on Tuesday and again I’ll be going for the win. We’re going to keep plugging away and see if our form picks up and we get some more points on the board.

“When you look at it, what an opportunity this has been. We came up here and did at times control the game. I wanted to come here and win the game, not settle for a nil-nil or a draw and take a point."

EFL Young Player of the Month Marcus Forss (pictured) returned to the Dons starting line-up at Bloomfield Road, but we will again have to make do without the on loan Brentford striker for the midweek FA Cup replay date. Glyn remains hopeful though of other players stepping up their returns from injury.

“Max (Sanders) couldn’t play 90 minutes, so I knew he was coming off,” said Glyn. “It’s good that we’re getting some bodies out there and that we were able to field a stronger side. We’ll see who is available on Sunday and Monday and we’ll pick the team accordingly.”

The manager didn’t attempt to hide his frustration after the defeat at Blackpool, when he felt his side should have come away with something from their trip to the Seasiders.

“We put things in place to play a certain way and we want them to go with a bit of belief and challenge the opposition and challenge them in certain areas,” said Glyn. “We didn’t do that and that is something we’re working on and will continue to try and improve.

“You come to these places and they’ve got some good players and they’re strong and on a good run. I just think we had more unforced errors in this game than we have done for a while. That comes with trying to play a bit more football, maybe we tried in wrong areas, but with the two errors we did make they punished us. I didn’t think we were that troubled.”

Pic credit: Simon Davies (Pro Sports Images).

You can see Glyn’s full post-match interview below, via the link the to our official YouTube channel.


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