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Rovers pick up double friendly win

Rovers pick up double friendly win

Rovers have continued their pre-season preparations with two victories on the same day, one at Crewe Alexandra and one at Brockhall against a Fleetwood Town side.

In the summer evening sunset a Rovers XI side containing the likes of Jordan Rhodes, Chris Taylor and Scott Dann picked up a hard fought win at the Alexandra Stadium against a vibrant Crewe side with Grant Hanley scoring the decisive goal against his former side. The Scot's 11th minute header from a Ruben Rochina cross ultimately settled the contest, although Rovers did have Jake Kean and then Matty Urwin to thank for some fine goalkeeping to keep the scoresheet blank down for the home side.

Earlier in the day another Rovers side triumphed 4-1 in a low key friendly at the Rovers training base with goals coming from DJ Campbell, who bagged twice, Leon Best and Josh King.

Rovers pre-season continues with a trip to Rochdale on Saturday before tackling Preston the following Tuesday.

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Wednesday July 17 2013
Time: 2:31PM

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Let me say this at the start: I know it's only a friendly and it doesn't mean much! But... I went to Crewe and was shocked by how poor Marrow, Lowe, Judge and Taylor looked as a starting midfield. Markus Olsson, Rochina, Kane etc were clearly a mile ahead in terms of quality. Taylor did in fairness look better in the centre after the break. Much credit has gone Bowyer's way for going after young, hungry up-and-comers but I think Alex Marrow in particular is a step too far into obscurity (still not as bad as Lowe mind). That's the negatives done with now for the positives: Kean, Olsson, Kane, Hanley, Rochina, Rhodes a class above and can only improve in the next few weeks. Also, the academy lads when they came on were excellent. Hungry for the ball, ran their socks off for the cause, some excellent interplay. The difference in intensity compared to the first half was staggering and I'm happy our future looks rosy with this lot.
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