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Ferguson post-Burton

21 December 2015

Gaffer happy to take a point from league leaders but performance was "miles away".

Darren Ferguson was unhappy with the overall performance of his side in Saturday’s 3-3 draw with table toppers Burton Albion.

The Scot though was more than content to settle for a point in yet another see-saw encounter.

“I feel we were lucky to get one point never mind three the way the game went,” claimed Ferguson.

“Credit my players again, they’ve got that battling quality about them and never say die attitude and it’s a fantastic habit to have.

“If you look at the context of the game over the 90 minutes then it’s a good point.

“If you look when we’re ahead then its two points dropped but we didn’t deserve anything more than a point.”

Rovers twice led during the game against the Brewers upon Nigel Clough’s return to Derbyshire, but couldn’t hold on as old boy Mark Duffy stole a point for a team which Ferguson said were the best he’s come across this season.

“When you don’t play to anywhere near you maximum and get something against a team that I think is the best since I’ve come to Doncaster and we matched them in certain areas and not in others, it’s no surprise that they’re top of the league,” he said.

“When you go ahead so late in the game, I actually thought we might get another on the counter attack but credit to them, because they’re a good team.

“We lost a late goal unfortunately which has cost us two points.

“I was delighted with the character, we were miles away from the standard I expect and the players know that.

“You can carry two or three but we carried more than that. That happens in football – you can’t always play the way you want to play and again we managed to get something from the game.”

Rovers next entertain Scunthorpe United on Boxing Day at Keepmoat Stadium. Tickets are available below or by calling 01302 762576.

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