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Determination delights Ferguson

21 October 2015

Darren Ferguson revealed his delight at winning his first game in charge of Doncaster Rovers after his side stole three points late on against a battling Shrewsbury Town outfit.

The Scot also stated that the first thing he did as the new manager was to extend the loan of matchwinner Keshi Anderson from Crystal Palace until the New Year.

“It was the first thing we did. I’ve watched the games and I like the boy,” said Ferguson.

“I know he can play up top but I think his movement suits him as a number 10 and he was good tonight.

“I said to the boys that no matter how you do it, you’ve got to start picking up wins and that will breed confidence and a bit more belief.

“I thought we deserved it, in the second half we were dominant and could have had a couple of penalties.

“It was a great winning goal – Cam(Stewart) saw Keshi and those two – along with Nathan Tyson - were brilliant tonight. We wanted a bit more pace and I thought when we got them on the ball higher up the pitch, they were a real threat.”

The win at Greenhous Meadow was Rovers’ first away from home this season and came at the start of a week which includes trips to Peterborough and Millwall.

On returning to London Road, where Ferguson managed well over 350 games in charge of the Posh, the 43 year old gave a dignified response; “It won’t be emotional at all. It will be a job done professionally. I had a good time there but my club is Doncaster now and that’s how I’ve got to look at it,” he said.

“Every game is going to be difficult. You’ve got to fight hard at this point of the season. Getting in to the second third of the season is where you need to grind results out.

“Shrewsbury are a good team but I thought we grew in to the game and got opportunities and like I say, I thought we were dominant in the second half.”

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