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11 April 2016

Ferguson frustrated with failures in front of goal.

Darren Ferguson bemoaned his side’s lack of cutting edge in front of goal as Rovers went down 1-0 to Bury at Gigg Lane.

Despite the lion’s share of possession and chances, the visitors could not find a breakthrough.

“It’s a frustrating day, probably a game that summed up the season,” said Ferguson.

“We did nothing in the final third and that sums up the season. We’ve not had enough goals, we had twenty corners and 25 crosses and we haven’t scored and that unfortunately is where we’re at and why we are where we are.

“We miss an absolute sitter and then (Leon) Clarke scores and wins them the game.”

Ferguson’s assessment was emphasised by the fact that Saturday was the 20th time that Rovers have failed to register this campaign.

“All the things we did well right up until the last bit but you can’t have that many crosses and corners and I don’t think their ‘keeper had that many saves to make,” he said.

“One point from the last two games was not going to be enough.

“I’m disappointed, frustrated and all the things you’d expect me to say, the stats are clear as day as to why we are where we are.

“I’ve got to keep persevering. As a manager I’ve got to look at it and I can see from nine years being
a manager that they (the players) are having a go, there’s not one that’s not trying.

“They’re showing the right commitment, they’re having a go and not chucking it. The only time I’ve suggested that was at Colchester. I’m not seeing a team that’s not trying to get out of the situation.

“We’ve got to keep going until someone tells us that it is mathematically impossible, it might be a situation where we need to win the last five.”

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