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Ferguson Pre-Colchester

30 October 2015

Gaffer sets out objectives ahead of home debut.

Darren Ferguson was in determined mood ahead of the visit of Colchester United to Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday and, subsequently, his first home game in charge of Doncaster Rovers.

Ferguson’s first three games at the helm – all on the road – have yielded three points but the Scot’s foremost thought is to propel Rovers up the League One table.

“I’m looking forward to it,” opened the 43 year old.

“We get the win we looking for – it won’t be easy – and get out of the bottom four and then the way to look at it will be two wins from four which is 50% and then you’ve got a cup match and things can turn.

“It’s important that we concentrate on the positives from the other night. We have to start by keeping clean sheets though so we give ourselves a chance.”

The early concession of goals is an understandable concern to Ferguson who saw scope for optimism despite a tough opening in Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat against Millwall at The Den.

“Even at 2-0 they were getting a little frustrated so to start the game and give two soft goals, the players actually responded really well,” said Ferguson. 

“You’re thinking “this could be a long night” but they were quite positive. We had domination of the game but we’ve shown the players where we need to improve.

“We’ve got to start getting clean sheets somehow.

“We can’t keep conceding so early; Bradford 40 seconds, Millwall 8 minutes, Peterborough 9 minutes and we’re giving ourselves a hard time and we have to attack and we’re then open to the counter attack.

“You have to be careful as a manager because you don’t want it to become an issue psychologically. We want to deal with it, move on and give ourselves a platform and a chance.”

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