Doncaster Rovers: ‘We should be causing teams more problems’ - MacKenzie

Gary MacKenzie
Gary MacKenzie

No-nonsense defender Gary MacKenzie is not one for pulling out of tackles - nor mincing his words.

The 29-year-old Scot is enjoying a run in Doncaster’s side after an injury-wrecked 2014/15 season at Blackpool.

But, with just three league goals to their name going into today’s home game with Oldham Athletic, MacKenzie has admitted his frustration at Rovers’ inability to find the net - and makes no bones about saying he expects better.

“I think personally, with the players we’ve got, we should be causing teams a lot more problems,” said MacKenzie.

“I don’t know if it’s a confidence thing or we’re lacking belief, or we just need a spark or a decent result to get us going.

“But I believe we’ve got players that should be causing teams much more problems than what we’re causing right now.”

MacKenzie revealed that Rob Jones has concentrated his efforts this week on the final third - adding that his first impressions of Rovers’ caretaker boss are of a man with “two sides to him”.

“He’s going to have good input defensively, being a centre half, but I think he’s focused on making us more of a threat and causing other teams problems,” he said.

“We’ve had a good week. He’s been intense - and he’s stated exactly what he wants to try and add.

“It’s not a million miles different from the things we were doing.

“The focus has been on creating more chances.

“He’s actually quite a calming character,” he added. “He speaks quite calmly and says his door is always open for advice if there’s anything on your mind.

“I think there’s two sides to him, and that’s good.”