Doncaster Rovers managed Grant McCann has heaped praise upon his side after they clinched a 3-1 victory over Peterborough United on Saturday, as reported by the Yorkshire Post.
The Yorkshire side leapfrogged fellow promotion-chasers Peterborough by overturning a 1-0 deficit with goals from Matty Blair, John Marquis and Kieran Sadlier.
The Posh had been reduced to ten men in the first-half, losing defender Tyler Denton when the loanee received his marching orders for a foul on Leeds United teammate Mallik Wilks.
Whites frontman Wilks has shone since making the temporary switch to Doncaster, but McCann’s praise went to the entire team after a convincing win:
“That’s the first time we’ve had to play against ten men this year and I thought we handled it well.
“Some teams think it’s going to be easier than what it is and end up on the wrong end of a result. I thought we showed good character. It was a big team talk from me at half-time and it was all about professionalism, which we showed. Don’t be getting drawn into any nonsense on the pitch. Focus on the game and winning the game.
“I thought we switched the play better in the second half. We kept trying to play through in the first half.”
The Rovers boss also praised the mentality of his side, revealing that there were arguments in the changing rooms after the final whistle in spite of the result:
“The group that I’ve got were shouting and arguing with each other after the game – they were disappointed to only win 3-1.
“That speaks volumes really.”
Doncaster will return to League One action tomorrow evening, when they host Southend United.