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Ferguson post-Oldham

28 December 2015

Gaffer delighted at Doncaster victory which ends 2015 on a positive.

Darren Ferguson revelled in the aftermath of a 2-1 victory over Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park on Monday.

The Rovers manager watched on as a brace from striker Andy Williams set the wheels in motion for a battling performance from the Yorkshire side – but, more importantly, a return to winning ways.

“I thought it was a fantastic show of character from my players to get that win today,” said Ferguson.

“On Saturday we lost and we’ve turned it around quickly. There was a 48 hour gap between games and it’s a really, really good result.

“We spoke about starting well and too many times in the last few games we’ve gone behind. We’ve managed to peg it back but we didn’t want to keep doing it.

“Willo (Williams) has scored a fantastic goal – a great goal – and then for the next five or ten minutes we’re in complete control.”

Rovers have now extended their unbeaten run on the road to five games – having not tasted a loss away from home since late October.

“Sometimes tactics just go out the window and it’s about guts and determination and that’s what they showed today in abundance,” said Ferguson.

“I think it’s a fabulous win because they (Oldham) didn’t play on Saturday.

“I wouldn’t have used it as an excuse if we’d have lost – but I can use it now that we’ve won – it does make a difference. They’ve got fresher legs but I thought my lads were great today.

Ferguson rounded off a satisfactory day’s work by revealing that plans are in place to strengthen the Rovers ranks in January.

“It looks like we’ve secured them (Conor Grant and Felipe Mattioni) in terms of keeping them from Everton on loan until the end of the season so that’s really good because I thought Conor was excellent today,” he said.

“Craig Alcock; I think we’re going to possibly if we can, turn that to a permanent – I think that’s close to being done so all three of them will be fine – we look like we’re going to get that done.

“After that I’m still looking for a different sort of striker – so there’s probably one striker coming in but two or three need to go out.”

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