Gaffer praises old club but doesn't lose sight of task in hand at Doncaster.Darren Ferguson paid credit to Peterborough United after Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at London Road.
Goals from Gabriel Zakuani, Erhun Oztumer, Callum Elder and Conor Washington completed a miserable return to his old club for the Scot.
“Obviously it’s not the result we wanted,” said Ferguson.
“We spoke at length about the opposition and how we didn’t want the game to go and the game went exactly how they (Peterborough) would have wanted and when it went like that, they were always going to be favourites.
“The game got stretched and they’ve got pace in the team so credit to them, they were better in every department.”
Ferguson stressed the need for perspective though having been in charge of Doncaster for less than a week.
“It’s my second game of my first week here,” he said.
“We knew we had work to do and all the things that I have seen, the one game here is not going to change that.
“The players have been fine, they’ve been good but you get games of football where you just have to hold your hands up and take your medicine. There’s lots of things to work on and that's clear and one of them is looking after the football.”
Rovers now travel to Millwall on Tuesday evening for their third away game in succession but will have to tame the Lions at The New Den without talismanic loanee Keshi Anderson who was “nowhere near” playing against Peterborough.
“He was always out and is very, very doubtful for Tuesday as well. We’re penciling in the Colchester game. He went for an X-ray after the Shrewsbury game but there's nothing broken or fractured, which is the main thing.”