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Micky delighted with win over Rochdale

15 January 2022


Micky delighted with win over Rochdale

15 January 2022

Rovers boss Micky Mellon was delighted with how his side controlled proceedings to see out a convincing 2-0 triumph at home to Rochdale on Saturday afternoon.

Two early strikes from the impressive Charlie Jolley gave Rovers a foothold in the game and the boss was pleased with how his side went about their business.

"We're respectful to Rochdale. I always find the games against them really difficult, because they play in a certain style that makes it difficult for you.

"You know that you've got to get a lot of the stuff right and when the time comes, come out on top of duels and things and then when you get the ball back you've got to be good with it and go and punish them and that's what we did.

"The second half I thought we controlled it, we showed it all over the pitch to make sure we tried and got over the line, it was fabulous."

Saturday's game saw Kane Hemmings make his debut for Rovers, having arrived from Burton Albion earlier on in the week. Micky was pleased with the striker after his first outing for the club.

"(He was) Excellent, I thought he lead the line really well. Against Rochdale it's tough, he ended up in there with a three-man frontline and he lead the line really well.

"You've seen the qualities that he has and he worked his socks off for us today. I'm just sorry that he wasn't able to get a goal, but I'm delighted that he's here and you've seen the qualities that he has."

The gaffer was also quick to put to rest any speculation about Kieron Morris' future with the club, after another strong showing from the 27-year-old.

"None. Zero. Zilch. Don't know where that's come from, no, nothing.

"We keep our good players here, we're trying to build. I'm delighted to have him here, haven't heard anything at all, that's the first time that I've heard of it, which I'm pleased about because I want to keep good players here."

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