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Hemmings wanting improved performance

5 August 2022

Rovers striker Kane Hemmings is hoping for an improved performance this weekend as we make our first away trip of the season to Mansfield Town.

Despite the disappointment of losing on the opening day, Kane is hoping Rovers can bounce back against one of his former sides on Saturday.

“I think we’re all good players so we have to play better than we did last Saturday. There will be games where things might not go to plan with there being a few new faces but you still need to have a level of performance that’s some way better than last week."

Hemmings was given the captaincy role for the opening day of the season and says that it was a big honour for him to lead the team out.

“It was an honour. I’m one of the oldest in the team now and it’s a responsibility that I quite enjoy. Hopefully I can do everyone proud and show that I can be a good leader. 

“I just try to train well every day and lead by example by showing the right attitude in the best way that I can."

Ahead of heading to the One Call Stadium on Saturday, Kane added that he is looking forward to the game and knows it will be a tough test.

“I’m looking forward to the game and they’ll be a good team. I know a few of the lads and their management staff but of course I’m only thinking about going there to win.

“The away form is something that became a little bit embarrassing towards the end of last season. It’s something we definitely need to get better at, go to places and put on better performances and come away from places with a lot more points than last season."

Having already got off the mark for the season in terms of goals, Kane admits that confidence isn’t something he struggles with and he knows he has the belief of his team mates.

“Sometimes you see strikers in and out of confidence but I’m a stage now where that doesn’t affect me. I know my strengths, I’ve got a manager who believes in me, team mates who I know believe in me and they’ve all put their faith in me so why would I not have confidence in my own ability? I’m proven at this level and I can score goals.”

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