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Ferguson post-Crewe

14 December 2015

Gaffer summarises most unlikely comeback.

Darren Ferguson said that the stunning 3-2 win over Crewe Alexandra on Saturday was his best at the club.

The Scot echoed the sentiments of many after his side had roared back in the dying seconds of the game to steal three points courtesy of a dramatic ending in which the hosts went from a losing position to winning inside five minutes.

“The reaction of the dugout at the end of the game, we just erupted,” said Ferguson.

“If we’d have lost it would have been a right blow for us. Credit the players as they’ve dug in and showed character.

“Once we got the equaliser I thought “we might just go on and win this”.

“The team has got that real determination to win games of football.”

It is now the third straight game in which Rovers have come from behind to at least salvage a draw and Ferguson put that down to the “identity” that has been created.

“I said to them at half time to be disciplined and make sure our concentration when we’ve got the ball that we don’t get done on the counter attack and to lose a goal so late on like we did was a real blow,” he said.

“But for Cameron (Stewart) to come up with a goal like that and we have Andy (Williams) with a really good finish to win it as well.

“I think the way in which we won it shows everyone that we’ve got something about us and an identity as to how we want to play. We now have to get better at the system as teams will see how we're playing and try and nullify us.

“It’s certainly the best win since I’ve been here, if not the whole season. As soon as Andy took that touch on the edge of the box I fancied him (to score).”

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