Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Moore has claimed his side are still just a work in progress, as reported by the Doncaster Free Press.
Moore took over from Grant McCann in the summer after the former boss left to manage Hull City. He came out of the Championship having been dismissed by West Brom as they made the top six last season.
Moore, a likeable character and well-respected in football circles, was quickly back in a job and has made a good start to the season. His side are tenth with 16 points from ten matches, but he’s been quick to give a warning to the supporters.
“The facts speak for themselves – I arrived here just before the start of the season,” Moore said. “The team is relatively new. I think we’ve got two players starting that were starting games last season. We’re a squad, we’re in it together. It’s a new style of play, a new philosophy.”
He’s admitting the games are coming thick and fast now after a rather stunted start to the season. His side played just two matches between August 17th and September 7th, but now face a heavy schedule with lots still to prove.
“While ever we continue to work to try to get better the games are coming thick and fast,” he added.
“But I’m hopeful that people have seen a change to the team that was here last season in terms of the personnel, the bodies and the style of play.”
Rovers face a trip to Oxford United this weekend, before hosting Bristol Rovers at the Keepmoat.
There is a long way to go in the season, but Moore is doing a decent job. I’ll be honest, I had serious reservations when they appointed him as I felt his record at West Brom didn’t stand up. He made a lot of bad signings there and they only got into the top six on the form after he left.
Because of his status at Doncaster, he’s going to get a bit of time and using that wisely, there’s no reason why he can’t keep them in touch with the top six.
However, if he’s going to put them in the play-offs, it’s going to take a lot more hard work.