Daniel Ainsworth discusses three talking points as Rovers exit the FA Cup at the hands of Wigan Athletic…
Our cup record
To put it simply, Rovers’ cup record under Tony Mowbray has not been great – the club are yet to get past the third round of either domestic cup competition.
The strange part is that we rarely put out a weak side in the tournament, evidenced in the Wigan line-up, but we just don’t seem to make it through.
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Everyone loves a cup run, and I’m sure people wanted one as well this season.
On a positive note, it was a pleasure to see the club’s bright young talents involved in the squad, with Ashley Phillips, Jake Garrett and Adam Wharton all on the bench.
I’ve spoken at lengths about the club’s investment in the academy set-up and it is a delight to see the players given chances to be around the first team.
Credit goes to Stuart Jones and the rest of the staff around the academy for the great job they continue to do.
Focusing on the league
Although the cup record is very disappointing, focusing on the league has to be the priority given our position and the chance of promotion.
Regardless of our progress in both cups, we are second in the Championship and the team is together and fighting for the fans.
The majority of fans continued to back the team through the match, and I’m confident that will continue through the remainder of the season.
Thanks for reading.