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Gaffer's Rovers verdict

27 September 2015

Nigel Adkins was happy with United's performance in Saturday's comfortable win over South Yorkshire rivals Doncaster Rovers.

Goals from Chris Basham, Conor Sammon and Billy Sharp, with his sixth goal in six league starts, paved the way for victory at Bramall Lane, against a Rovers side that had Gary Mackenzie dismissed with the score at 2-1 in the first-half for a high tackle on Craig Alcock.

Reflecting on the success, Adkins, who made five changes to his starting XI, including hand a first start of the season to Paul Coutts, remarked:

"We are back on track with a home, so full credit to the players, but the winning margin should have been far greater.

"The team included a few players who we haven't been able to select for a while and the likes of Coutts, Flynn and Alcock did very well, it was a shame Craig had to come off at half-time with an injury.

"Chris Basham, as our captain, was excellent and what a strike for the first goal, he couldn't have struck it any better.

"Conor Sammon was excellent too, he got a goal and could have easily had a hat-trick, whilst Billy Sharp has had a few chances too before scoring the decisive third."

The Gaffer added: "But all in all we have scored three goals, got back to winning ways and everyone has contributed. Kieran Wallace was excellent at left-back and he has been brilliant since we arrived at the Club.

"We have got a good squad of players, lads are returning to fitness now and there is a genuine competition for places, when you aren't in the team we are looking for a response and we have had that."

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