‘Kick in the teeth’ – Doncaster defender upset performances haven’t brought results

Doncaster Rovers defender Joe Wright wants his side to start winning points, not just the plaudits after a strong start to the season.

Doncaster were tipped by many to struggle, but they’ve surprised League One with a series of impressive results, the goals of John Marquis not the only driving force edging them up the table.

They’ve impressed in their last two games against Sunderland and for half of the Coventry clash, but have nothing to show for it.

“It’s more of a kick in the teeth whenever you come away from places and teams say ‘you’re a good team’ and all this lot,” he told The Star. “But at the end of the day we’ve lost and we came away with nothing.”

He said the side have to keep playing to their potential if they’re going to hit the targets they’ve set themselves.

“We have to play like we’re capable of playing – like we did in the second half – to hit the targets we’ve set at this club. We probably feel the results over the last few weeks haven’t matched up with the performances.”

23-year old Wright started out at Huddersfield, but didn’t make an appearance for the Terriers. He moved to Doncaster after a loan spell at Accrington and has bagged twice this season.

Charlton Athletic are Rovers opponents this weekend, themselves hoping to stay in touch with the top six.

Our View

Some teams play well and lose, others are bad and win. The trick is not getting in a rut and this weekend, Doncaster must get themselves out of the losing habit.

Wright is a promising prospect too, 23 and playing regular League One football. He’s showing the right attitude and could flourish into a top player.

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