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O'Driscoll: Donny stronger last year
Published : 15 Sep 2009 15:19:00
Rovers confounded their critics by finishing 12 points above the relegation zone in May following a dreadful start to the campaign, but the sale of Player of the Year Matt Mills and Richie Wellens during the summer has left a gaping hole, according to the Rovers manager. O'Driscoll told the club's official website: "We're not as strong as last year after losing two players, so we're in a bit of a difficult position because the job of trying to improve the team takes a lot more resources than what we've got. "We've got to do it in a different way. We're trying to hit the same players with different problems and different challenges." O'Driscoll added: "We're in a different phase. Ideally, if we had kept what we had got and added one or two, then I think we would have moved on a little bit, but losing two players is inevitable for a club of our size. "We're probably a little bit behind where we want to be, but that's no fault of anybody's, that's the industry we're in."