Rovers must build on win, says Kenneth
Stand-in skipper Garry Kenneth believes that breaking a Memorial Stadium duck last weekend can be the catalyst for Bristol Rovers to kick-start their season.
The Pirates secured their first home win of the campaign with a 3-1 victory over ten-man Northampton following goals from Kenneth, Tom Eaves and Oliver Norburn after failing to win in front of their own fans on five previous attempts.
Mark McGhee's side will be looking to extend their recent upturn in form, which has seen them lose just one of their last five games, when they visit Burton on Saturday.
Kenneth said: "We'd been working so hard in training and things just weren't clicking on the pitch, so it was nice to finally get that result at home.
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"I thought we played well against Cheltenham a few days earlier, but we didn't take our chances and it was particularly disappointing for me because my mistake cost us the game in the end.
"It was good to bounce back with a victory on Saturday and I was delighted to score my goal for the season.
"It made it a bit easier when Northampton went down to ten men, but we passed the ball well and once we got that first goal everyone was a lot more relaxed.
"That victory has served to lift everybody and you could see that the fans were happy for the first time this season.
"That is important because they are paying their money and they expect us to win games, so we were pleased to have done that for them.
"I think we'd played well in a lot of the games recently, but when you don't win them it tends to leave everyone a bit downbeat, so now it is important that we build on what we did last weekend at Burton."
He added: "It has been a bit one step forward two steps back so far this season. We've had quite a few injuries and that has set us back, but we've got a couple of new players and that has been good for us.
"I know that Derek Riordan will be a great addition to the squad. I've played against him up in Scotland and I know he's the sort of player that takes defenders into places they don't really want to go.
"Once he gets match-fit I'm certain we'll all see what a great finisher he is."
McGhee, meanwhile, has confirmed that Kenneth will continue to wear the armband after being named skipper after Matt Gill was forced to withdraw with a knee complaint in the warm-up at the weekend.
Gill is expected to be out for at least a month and Kenneth, who has only played five times after missing the start of the season through injury, said: "It is never nice to get the armband because another player is injured.
"I have captained Dundee United in the past and I enjoy having that sort of responsibility on the pitch."
Former Arsenal, Fulham and West Ham winger Luis Boa Morte has signed for League Two side Chesterfield.
The 35-year-old, who played 28 times for Portugal, has agreed to join the Spireites initially until January and, as long as international clearance is received in time, he may make his debut against Dagenham & Redbridge at the Proact Stadium this Saturday.
Boa Morte opened talks after a chance meeting with former Fulham team-mate Mark Crossley, who is assistant boss at the Derbyshire club.