Keith Hill gave his assessment of our Papa John’s Trophy Final game against Sunderland at Wembley Stadium.
Despite losing to the top end League One side, the Rovers Manager was left with plenty of positives to take from the game.
“It was the performance we wanted. Obviously the scoreboard wasn’t what we wanted but I don’t think the performance was a losing performance and that’s where I’ve got to measure how far we’ve come and I’m lead to believe that we’re going to have more successes with this group of players.
“This group of players have nothing to be ashamed of and everything to be proud of with the way they’ve supported each other throughout this competition. The only disappointment today is the scoreboard, the performance was magnificent.
“When we look back at the end of the season, the journey that we’ve been on in this competition has been special. Slightly disappointed at losing in the final but you’re only disappointed when you forget how far you’ve come and the teams we beat along the way.”
The performance has given Hill plenty of reason for optimism going into the remaining games in the league campaign.
“To play against Sunderland in the manor that we did has given me hope and inspiration going forwards in our quest to get promoted.
“I’m really looking forward to the remaining games we’ve got left in League Two. It inspires me and I believe in this group of players to go on and fulfil our ambitions of getting promotion.