Peers: "Every game is massive."
Gavin Peers was the guest on the Rovers Review on Ocean FM this week.
He was frustrated at going down to 10 men against Longford Town as he felt the team were capable of winning the game.
Rovers had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Anthony Elding getting a last-minute goal: “We dug deep and got something out of the game. It should have been more really – we had the better chances, we defended well and were just unfortunate that they nicked one but we showed good fighting spirit.
“I had two taken off the line. I had header from a corner headed off the line in the first half and in the second I saw the keeper off his line but he got back. Raff hit the post and David Cawley had another good chance where the keeper saved it. The last two games we’ve created plenty of chances just the ball isn’t going into the back of the net for us. We just have to keep fighting.”
Bohemians are next for Rovers when they visit The Showgrounds this Saturday night and with two games left to play afterwards there is so much at stake.
“The next few games are massive. Next week the teams around us are playing the top sides. We just have to take it in our own hands and go and win as many games and get as many points as we can. Every point is massive. That’s why the 90th minute equaliser against Longford was so key because it keeps us out of the bottom two.
“Next week is a massive game, they are all massive now. For us we want to win every game. We are going into every game with the mentality that we want to win and the gaffer has brought that in with him. He has a positive attitude and want to win every game. He’s positive, he’s wants to go forward and score goals all the time.”
He called on the fans to keep coming and get behind the team to give that extra lift to the team: “I go back to the Shamrock Rovers game when the gaffer and Alan came in. The atmosphere that night was probably the best it’s been all year and probably even the last two years. Everybody got behind us. I think that was down to the likes of Alan and the gaffer cheering the crowd on and tackles going in and it gave us a little push.
“Everybody is at it. Training has been very good and very intense. We are up for the fight and we won’t back down.”
Sligo Rovers vs Bohemians, Saturday October 17, 7:45pm, The Showgrounds
Listen to the full interview below: