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The Reaction: Blues 1 Doncaster Rovers 1

Posted: Tue 03 Dec 2013

The Reaction: Blues 1 Doncaster Rovers 1

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Boss Lee Clark and full debutant Aaron Mclean's reaction to tonight's draw with Rovers

Lee Clark’s overriding feelings after tonight’s game... 

“I’m frustrated. It’s another point and keeps the unbeaten run going, but I feel it’s an opportunity lost for us. The players have given us everything and worked their socks off but for us to get this elusive win at home we’ve got to play the same all the time, on the front foot and be prepared to back each other. We did that ever so well in the first-half but it was a similar pattern to the Blackpool game. Once the game was 1-1 we improved and we upped the tempo again, got the ball out wide and caused them problems.”

Clark on Doncaster’s stunning equaliser...

“It was a wonderful strike, I’m not taking anything away from that, but they had too many unopposed passes leading up to the goal. We talk about a high-tempo, pressing game, which we’d done really well in the first-half but we didn’t do that at all for the goal. Then there was something to play for and our lads go back on the front foot, winning second balls and creating one or two opportunities towards the end. But I’ve said to the players, why don’t we do that from the 46th minute and go for 2-0 or 3-0?”

Clark on the next game against Middlesbrough (on Saturday)...

“We’ve got to kick on and find a solution in terms of when we start the game so well, continuing that for the full duration. We have to be more ruthless.”

Aaron Mclean on tonight’s match...

“We have come away from tonight disappointed because we felt that we should have took three points from the game. We didn’t start the second-half the way we really should have and conceded the goal but then we’ve kicked on again and had a go for it. We’ve come away frustrated but I’m sure when we wake up in the morning and we think that that’s four games unbeaten – it’s been three since I’ve been here. The lads are playing good football and there are lots of positives to take from tonight.”