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Bristol Rovers are improving, says Darrell Clarke

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: August 26, 2014

Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clarke saw his side pegged back at Forest Green PICTURE: NEIL BROOKMAN

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Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clarke believes his players are showing signs of finding their feet at Vanarama Conference level after emerging from the Bank Holiday weekend programme with four points.

Clarke saw his side claim their first victory of the season against AFC Telford at the Memorial Stadium last Saturday before watching their best performance of the season so far in a 1-1 draw with Forest Green Rovers at The New Lawn yesterday.

It left Rovers with five points from their opening five games of the campaign following a difficult week in the aftermath of defeat at Altrincham, and Clarke said: "We have put a bad week behind us by getting two positive results.

"I'd have taken four points from the two games if you asked me at the start of the weekend and I think the performances suggest that the boys are learning how to cope in this environment very quickly.

"We have had to batten down the hatches a little bit over the last seven or eight days and the lads have all done well to block out outside influences and to retain their focus.

"I have always said I felt the players just needed a bit of time and we look as though we have learned our lessons from the first week. We have only played five games together as a group and I can only see us improving with the more games we play.

"I know we need to improve, but the important thing is that I can see the potential is there for that to happen."

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