‘Devoid of any ideas’ - Bristol Rovers reaction after Gas make it seven without a League One win
Bristol Rovers fan Joe gave his opinion along with many other fans who reacted to the latest defeat to Accrington
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Bristol Rovers fell to their third consecutive defeat as they lost 1-0 to Accrington Stanley at the Memorial Stadium.
A crowd of 8,906 saw the Gas lose their second home match in a row, though this match was different to the loss to Lincoln City, with only the one goal separating the two sides.
A Joe Pritchard header on 54 minutes was the difference between the two sides as a short corner caught the Rovers defenders off guard.
This was yet another goal from a set piece for Joey Barton’s side, condemning them to their fifth loss in seven games.
The defensive changes continued for the Gas, as Bobby Thomas returned from suspension to start alongside Alfie Kilgour and Lewis Gordon in what was a much better defensive display to the Lincoln defeat.
However, it was the other end of the pitch that seemed to be the issue as Rovers struggled to force Lukas Jensen into a save in a game of few chances for both teams.
Gashead Joe gave his thoughts on Saturday’s encounter with Accrington Stanley, as well as Twitter’s reaction to the defeat.
Rovers fan Joe spoke after the game about his side’s start of the season, and the “gel phase. The players are still under after the club lost two of their best players last season - Connor Taylor and Elliot Anderson who both went back to their parent clubs.
“Hopefully it starts to click soon because that was painful, really sloppy” he said outside the Mem.
“I hope it starts to click in the next few games because we went from being the most in form club in the country, to now one of the worst.”
In terms of games won in 2022, Rovers were top before the season started after the extraordinary form that got them promoted from League Two, they now find themselves at the bottom of the league one form table, with two points from their last five.
“I hope we bounce back, we desperately need to because this is relegation form at the moment.
“Nothing is won in September, I like to think that Barton with his football knowledge can definitely kick us on and we can do well.
“I hope that we can put some wins together and with a bit of good form we can anchor ourselves in mid-table.”
As well as Joe’s thoughts after the game, several fans took to Twitter to voice their opinion on their side’s frustrating display.
@JonerJones84 - ‘Usually one to try and find a positive but that was woeful. Slow sideways backwards rubbish followed by a long pump. This side looks void of ideas bar Collins creating something out of nothing. Could be a long few months until January.’
@Oldgschicken - ‘We look completely devoid of any ideas. We lack a creative spark and look vulnerable at the back and that’s a worry combination.’
@RealMarkWeech - ‘Supporters are doing their bit turning up but being let down by the team. Let’s see a big win next Saturday.’
@Gasperoni27 - ‘Back to the drawing board I think Joey. Plenty of time, but not good at the moment.’
@1_hensall - ‘Kilgour, Thomas and Coutts looked pretty uncomfortable all game. Plenty of time we just really need a settled defence which we haven’t had all season.’
@_Joshuahemmings - ‘Lacked that creative spark today, everything seemed to go backwards or not to a player in blue and white. So frustrating because we have the quality with these players, it just didn’t look natural or fluid at all today.’