O’Driscoll Not Ready To Feel Sorry For Himself

Friday, 31 October 2008, 9:55
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The name of Doncaster Rovers now sits at the foot of the Championship table but O’Driscoll is refusing to feel sorry for himself as they are installed as favourites for an immediate return to League One.

And when that happens one of the last things you probably want is for a side that comprehensively destroyed you at home last season to be turning up for the repeat fixture.

But that doesn’t worry O’Driscoll who told doncasterfreepress.co.uk “All we can do is to try and continue doing the things we have been doing right and improve on what we have been getting wrong.

“There is no magic formula and no switch we can turn on to change our luck overnight.

“We’ve not had the best of luck but everyone has heard all that before and I don’t like churning out the same lines after every match.

“The last thing we want to do is feel sorry for ourselves.

“We raised our game, played well and showed tremendous determination to win our place in this division last season.

“This is where we wanted to be and we have to face up to the challenge it presents.

“We all wanted to go to places like Birmingham and Reading and Norwich.

“We’ve played at some big grounds in front of packed crowds and that’s the dream of every footballer.

“If we want to keep doing that then we have to show some character now to fight our way out of the bottom three.”

O’Driscoll added: “Nobody had their feet more firmly on the ground than me when we made an excellent start to the season and we were sitting pretty after the first four matches.

“But if you had said then that we would only get one point in the next ten games I would have found it hard to believe.”

That aside though the Doncaster boss admitted that he was under pressure to deliver results “The chairman and the directors have been as good as gold and as supportive as they can be.

“But when you are a manager you know your head is on the line.

“Everyone has an opinion on how things should be done, who we should be signing, who should be in the team and which substitutes you should bring on.

“But that’s the nature of the game.

“We are all fanatical about it and we all have an opinion on how things should be done.”

The Doncaster boss is determined to stick to his guns and added: “I’ll try anything to get us out of the position we are in.”


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