Doncaster Rovers: Mistakes cost Rovers dearly

Dean Furman bursts past John Fleck
Dean Furman bursts past John Fleck
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DONCASTER Rovers boss Brian Flynn admitted their first half performance cost them at Coventry.

But he felt his side deserved to return from the Ricoh Arena yesterday with something rather than a 1-0 defeat.

Rovers were decidedly poor in the first half as the Sky Blues controlled possession.

However, a strong response in the second half following the introduction of Dean Furman saw Rovers go close to snatching an equaliser.

“We lost that game in the first half and it was definitely the case that the better team led at the break,” Flynn said.

“They used the extra man in midfield much better. Our passing was average at best. We’re much better than that.

“But we transformed it in the second half. Tactically we got it absolutely spot on after the break.

“We deserved to get something out of it. We had plenty of golden chances but unfortunately we didn’t take them. It doesn’t matter who you are, a centre half, right back or a keeper going up for a corner at the end, you have to take a chance if it falls for you.

Flynn was full of praise for substitute Furman after his second half contribution.

And he suggested the South Africa international could be set for a start in the key clash with Swindon Town on Monday lunchtime.

Flynn said: “He made a big impression which I knew he would because he’s a great player. We had to check on him after he came back from international duty because he got a nasty bang on his head but he trained well all week.

“We went man for man and tried to break off their midfield players.

“I thought both Dean and James Coppinger did really well with that.”