Doncaster Rovers Reaction

Last updated : 26 September 2004 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Speaking to BBC Radio Solent, Sean O'Driscoll was quoted as saying that: "This was a better result for us, for the supporters and everybody. Bournemouth got a lot of publicity over the midweek game but this gives me more satisfaction. We arrived back at 5 in the morning on Thursday and I have had very little time to prepare so I'm delighted. We had a good start and we built on it. I watched Doncaster in midweek beat a full strength Ipswich side so it is no mean feat to beat them so comprehensively. It makes a difference when we get players back. Wade has made a difference, he's returned and John Spicer has come in. We struggled with the loss of Carl Fletcher. I'm on record as saying we needed to find a way to win. We didn't get any help from anybody, it was all doom and gloom and people were criticising us. But the players stuck together and in the last three games we have found a way to win. People have taken responsibility, they have done it together as a team. We know we are going to have blips and will loose games but we have got to keep the positives and try and carry it through to the rest of the season".

Having scored his first Bournemouth goal, Dani Rodrigues spoke to Solent by saying that: "It feels great. I was looking for this goal for a long time and today was an important match. Everybody was expecting a lot from us and I was glad that I scored the first goal. That gave us a little bit more confidence and we just attacked and couldn't stop scoring. We did well against Blackburn and as I said, people were expecting more from us today. I think we coped well with the pressure and everything. It has been very tiring but I don't think people really noticed that we were tired today. We were just attacking, creating danger every minute and I think that the fans must be pleased with our performance".

For Doncaster Rovers, their manager, Mark Penney is quoted on BBCi as admitting that: "They were better than us - it was simple as that. We'd beaten Ipswich on Tuesday and were up for it then, but it looked like we weren't up for it today - we were beaten after 10 minutes. A few home truths have been said. The fans tried to get us going but possibly the players didn't deserve it".