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20 April 2016

Gaffer talks about Rovers chances after Spireites draw.

Darren Ferguson was left to rue a missed opportunity following a 1-1 draw against nearby Chesterfield.

Rovers took the lead at the Proact Stadium through energetic Tommy Rowe before Gboly Ariyibi struck an equaliser for the hosts, but the Scot maintained Rovers have “a chance” of avoiding relegation.

“I felt we had to win all five (games), we certainly have to win the last three to give us a chance and if we do that then we can stay up,” he said.

“I think we’ve got a chance, it might not be a good one, but it’s a chance if we get to 51 points.

“We have to depend on others dropping points.

“The performances are good, the players are playing good football but we have to get the wins and this was a real lost opportunity to put the pressure on the teams above us.

“It was a disappointing result but not a disappointing performance but we needed the win. Other results have gone our way so we still have a chance and if we get performances like that – as they’ve been good in the last four (games) – then we’ve got a chance.”

Ferguson thought Rovers were “completely dominant” against the Spireites but now only has one priority; Saturday’s home encounter with mid-table Coventry City at Keepmoat Stadium.

“You can say the same old story but apart from a five or ten minute period after they equalised - we let them switch the play too much and it caused us too many problems - we were completely dominant in my mind and I find it hard to believe we haven’t won.

“Fortunately they (teams around Rovers) have been beaten and we’ll take it a game at a time; we have to focus on one thing: Saturday and getting a similar performance and taking the chances.”

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