Don­caster ‘im­ma­ture’, be­moans boss McCann

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

THE show­boat­ing will have to stop if Don­caster Rovers are to claim a play-off place.

Man­ager Grant McCann was upset by the way Rovers squan­dered a 2-0 lead with 20 min­utes to go at Adams Park and lost 3-2.

John Mar­quis reached 20 goals for the sea­son on the hour and Tommy Rowe made it 2-0 10 min­utes later, but it was not enough to con­demn Gareth Ainsworth’s bat­tlers to a fifth suc­ces­sive de­feat in League One.

Paris Cowan-Hall’s dou­ble – the sec­ond in stop­page-time – ei­ther side of Cur­tis Thomp­son’s equaliser handed Rovers just their sec­ond de­feat in 13 games in all com­pe­ti­tions.

McCann, who felt his side demon­strated a lack of care and at­ten­tion, said: “I thought in the first half we lacked en­ergy and tempo in our play. I told the boys we were for­tu­nate to come in at half-time with the game 0-0 be­cause they were bet­ter than us. But we upped our game, got a com­fort­able lead at 2-0 up and then we stopped do­ing what we are good at.

“We started to take four or five touches on the ball, step-overs, show­boat­ing, clap­ping the fans.

“It was just re­ally im­ma­ture from us re­ally. We let them shoot from the edge of the box and that is dis­ap­point­ing.

“We had chances. Al­fie May could have scored to make it 3-0. Mal­lik (Wilks) had a cou­ple of great chances. I think we had four one-on-ones in the game. We’ve got to learn. We’re still learn­ing.”

McCann be­lieved Wy­combe’s Do­minic Gape should have been sent off for a high chal­lenge on Her­bie Kane with the score at 2-1.

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