Doncaster Rovers: ‘We’re too loose in our play’ - McCullough

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Luke McCullough is eager for Doncaster Rovers to batten down the hatches.

The 20-year-old - an ever-present in Rovers’ backline in League One this season - admits his team have become too “loose” in recent weeks.

Rovers have shipped 11 goals in their last five league games and conceded three times in three of their last four league games away from the Keepmoat.

And McCullough - who made his first competitive appearance for Northern Ireland earlier this month - is keen to reverse that trend.

“At the moment we’re leaking goals and we’re loose in our play,” he said.

“Fleetwood on Saturday was very disappointing in particular. We lost our shape very easily.

“We need to learn when to set off and when to get our shape back, two banks of four or whatever the formation is, and be harder to break down.”

McCullough is keen not to use the continued absence of skipper Rob Jones as an excuse.

“It’s an obvious thing to say when Rob’s not there because leadership is a big part of his game,” he said.

“He’s a massive leader for us and when someone like that comes out of the team people will say you miss him.

“But I think it’s more down to us. We’re all defenders and we all want to be leaders.

“I think we just need to look at ourselves and bring that to our game more.”