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Ferguson post-Blackpool

16 November 2015

Gaffer hails players and show of character in Seasiders win.

Darren Ferguson laid praise at the feet of his players after Saturday’s 2-0 win over Blackpool.


Goals from Andy Williams and Aaron Taylor-Sinclair secured Rovers second away win of the campaign and just their second win in history at Bloomfield Road.


“I thought we were good, we started the game really well through Willo (Williams) and played some really good stuff, our system proved hard for them.


“Remembering that Blackpool have had eleven points from their last five home games, we knew it would be difficult.


“We knew the first goal would be crucial and we got that. We definitely felt we could get crosses in the box and we did that well.


“The players take a lot of credit because when a new manager comes in and there’s a new system, we’re now seeing the work we’re doing on the training ground out on the pitch.


“To get three clean sheets on the bounce is a real bonus as that always gives you a good platform.”


Ferguson admitted he thought some may have written his side off prior to the trying conditions on the west coast and he used that to the team’s advantage.


“I thought it was a professional performance and I’m pleased for the players as it was a test for us and a test of our character as well,” he said.


“A lot of people would have probably thought we’d have got beat and that was said to the players beforehand; we need to rise to the challenge and have that desire to keep winning games.


“They (the players) have got ability, the system suits us and you can see players – like Taylor-Sinclair and Williams – gaining confidence and that helps everyone when you’re getting results.


“It was good for the fans, they’ve not had many away wins and from minute one they were brilliant.


“It’s important for the fans that they get confidence but we’re not getting carried away. We’ve got two home games now and it can only help if we continue to keep clean sheets.”


Rovers host Rochdale on Saturday 21st November (3pm). Tickets can be bought ONLINE HERE or by calling 01302 762576.


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