Franck set for battle

Getting stuck in: Loan signing Franck Moussa has extended his stay with Doncaster Rovers.
Getting stuck in: Loan signing Franck Moussa has extended his stay with Doncaster Rovers.
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LEICESTER City loanee Franck Moussa is more than ready to roll his sleeves up and get stuck in to help Doncaster Rovers’ battle against relegation even though he’ll be back at the Walkers Stadium next season.

Moussa, who recently signed a new deal with the Foxes, could have returned to his parent club after Saturday’s defeat at Hull, when his second loan spell was due to end.

But he had no hesitation in agreeing to extend his stay at the club until the end of the season after Leicester agreed to let him stay on.

“It’s a good opportunity for me to get a few more games under my belt,” said the Belgian Under-21 international.

“The next few games are going to be quite important for the club so I’m excited to be able to be part of the challenge.

“Things have been going okay in terms of my game and I am enjoying myself here, although obviously the league table is not ideal (from Rovers point of view) at the moment.

“We are fighting for our lives really and the manager said after the Hull game that we needed to show a bit more in our remaining away games than we did on Saturday.

“He wasn’t happy with the way that we’d let them have so many chances on goal and that our organisation wasn’t the greatest.

“When I first joined the club they were in a decent position and had a good cushion to be too worried about the teams below, but because of our results the gap has closed.

“It is a difficult league and it is not easy to win games but the least that you have to do is try and do is not concede goals and let teams beat us in the manner that Hull did

“We’ve got four games left and we’ve got to make sure that we do the right things in all of them.

“The home game against Crystal Palace on Friday is going to be vital as is the next game at Barnsley (on Easter Monday). We need to get points - either a draw or a win. We just can’t afford to lose games.

“But if we are going into games trying to pick up points then we’ve got to make sure that we are solid defensively wen going forward. We didn’t mix the two together well on Saturday.

“The gaffer knows what we are capable of and if he feels that it wasn’t good enough on Saturday then we’ve got to accept that and show him that we can live up to his standards.

“We have to be confident that we can bounce back against Crystal Palace. It is not going to help anyone if players are not confident that we can win the game or at least pick up a point.”