Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke has revealed he’s not happy with his sides current league position, as they sit in 18th place just one point above the relegation spots.
Whilst nobody is relegated in October, there’s a feeling that the Gas need to start pulling away from the bottom four if they’re to avoid a season-long relegation battle and manager Clarke admits it is a concern, although he’ll assess in a couple of games and think again.
“I think when you get a quarter of the way through you can start looking at league tables,” he told Bristol Live. “We are disappointed with where we are at the minute but there is a hell of a long way to go this season, there are a lot of points up for grabs and we will continue to try to improve and work on all areas of the pitch.”
“We know where we are not doing enough at the moment, that is pretty obvious to everybody but we will keep working on that and those partnerships in the attacking third.”
Rovers have just one win at home all season, but face high-flying Walsall tomorrow before Yeovil visit in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday. Clarke told of his admiration for his opposite number, Dean Keates.
“I know Dean very well, I have spoken to him many times when he was managing Wrexham, Keates is a good lad. He knows the club, he epitomises what the club is about.”
These are worrying times at Bristol Rovers, after a decent season last time out they’ve struggled to get a foothold in this campaign.
They’ve own once in eight games and cannot risk slipping tomorrow. They’ve got crucial home games against Oxford and Wimbledon coming u, games that they will feel are must win.