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Sharp earns Rovers praise

02 Mar 2011 10:30:05

Sharp earns Rovers praise

Doncaster's assistant manager Richard O'Kelly saluted striker Billy Sharp, who took his goal tally for the season to 15 in his side's 3-1 win at Derby.Sharp scored twice and Joseph Mills added a third as injury-hit Doncaster eased their relegation fears with a first win in seven npower Championship games. Paul Green pulled a goal back late on for Derby.O'Kelly said: "Billy Sharp has scored two goals, but he brings so much more to the environment he's in. He brings an enthusiasm, he brings a desire and he drags others along with him."He doesn't take fools gladly, he wants to be successful and people get a buzz off what Billy does. Billy brings more to the table than just goals."Rovers' defence and goalkeeper Gary Woods were also singled out for special praise by O'Kelly.O'Kelly added: "The (first) goal gave us a big lift. Derby were the better side in the opening 25 minutes and our goalkeeper has probably pulled off a save that has won us the match and the rest of the defence showed good resilience during that time. The goal certainly gave us a lift."


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