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Ferguson Post-Millwall

28 October 2015

Gaffer reflects on a self inflicted defeat in the capital.

Darren Ferguson was left in a state of shock at the start that his Doncaster Rovers side made in the 2-0 defeat to Millwall.

The Scot claimed the visitors had gifted victory to their opponents who had striker Steve Morison to thank for pouncing twice in the opening eight minutes.

“I’ve never seen anything like the first goal and from our most experienced player,” said Ferguson of Richie Wellens’ erroneous back pass.

“We gave ourselves a mountain to climb.

“The final ball let us down a lot and, in terms of how I wanted them to play, they did that quite well but you can’t go around giving starts to the game like that - it's killed us and given them a free win really!”

Ferguson will take charge of his first home game when Rovers entertain Colchester on Saturday, looking to escape the clutches of the relegation zone.

“It’s a game at home. I want to win every home game and we've got to try and get out of the rut that we're in. I knew it would be difficult. You’d like to have built on last week's win,” said Ferguson.

“Make no bones about it, we're in the bottom four and need to get out of there and that's the most important thing.

“It’s all we're looking at at the moment. I think - although it’s obvious - if you keep possession like we did and frustrate Millwall without giving those goals away, we have a good chance of winning the game but you simply can’t start like that, it’s absolute nonsense.

“What we said was we don't want to play suicide football and do what we did tonight. If it’s not on and you're not comfortable then get out! We want to play football with common sense; we don’t want to do that. No one has been told to do that and it’s a ridiculous mistake which is so rare for Richie to make.”

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