We’re getting there, says Rovers caretaker boss

Doncaster's caretaker manager Rob Jones shouts encouragement to his side after coming off injured. Photo: ''Andrew Roe
Doncaster's caretaker manager Rob Jones shouts encouragement to his side after coming off injured. Photo: ''Andrew Roe
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Rob Jones believes his players are starting to put his methods into practice despite the continuation of the hunt for his first win as Doncaster Rovers caretaker boss.

Rovers were denied a second league win of the season last night against Swindon Town when Jon Obika equalised for the Robins in injury time.

Despite the disappointment of the 2-2 draw, Jones is confident Rovers are progressing under his stewarship.

“My brief was to move this club on and I think I’m doing that. We’re not getting results right now but I think we’re doing that,” Jones said.

“For the last half an hour we played good, attractive football.

“We have to start controlling games for 90 minutes and we will get there.

“It’s slowly sinking into their heads what I want them to do and how I want them to play and how I want them to move forward.

“It’s about them now gaining that extra belief that what we’re doing is the right thing and that what we’re doing is moving us forward.

“I think they’re grasping that. It showed for the last half an hour.

“When we scored our first goal, it gave everyone a lift and a boost. For the last half an hour we could have scored three or four, but it just wasn’t to be.

“We probably lacked in the final third with the final ball, or the little touch in and around the box.

“These are the little fine details that make a big difference.”

Jones started at centre half for Rovers for the first time in more than a month but was forced off through injury after 36 minutes.

The 35-year-old confirmed he had suffered a hamstring strain and did not know whether he would be fit to face Barnsley at the Keepmoat on Saturday.