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Buckle hails Pirates' character

Buckle hails Pirates' character (©PAphotos)
Buckle hails Pirates' character (©PAphotos).

Bristol Rovers boss Paul Buckle was delighted with the 3-2 victory at League Two leaders Morecambe - but still wants more from his team.

The Pirates bounced back from last week's defeat at home to Aldershot as they came from behind to end Morecambe's run of eight games without defeat.

Buckle said: "We had a disappointing result last week and this was going to be a tough game but we showed great character and resilience."

He added: "We knew we would have to withstand some pressure and we did that and scored three goals which I don't think too many people will do here this year.

"It is still very much a work in progress here and there is still no change. There are lots of things to work on and we are not the finished article by a long way, but we have 15 points now and we are happy with that at this stage and we will look to continue to improve."

Shrimps manager Jim Bentley praised his players despite their first defeat since the opening day of the season.

He said: "I am disappointed and a bit frustrated because I really thought we deserved something from the game.

"I'm not happy with the goals we conceded but otherwise there were still some positives to be taken from the game and still plenty for us to work on.

"The lads have been magnificent for us this season and I can't be too critical of them at all because if anyone said to me we would be top of the league after 10 games I would have taken that all day long.

"On another day and with a bit more luck we would have got at least a point but we can't be too down. The lads gave it their all and battled right to the death and I could not have asked for anything more.''

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