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DF pre Bury

7 April 2016

Gaffer calls for same again from squad ahead of cross-Pennines trip.

Darren Ferguson has called from a repeat performance from his side when they return to Lancashire with a score to settle.

Ferguson watched on from the touchline last week when Rochdale’s 96th minute equaliser snatched away two valuable points with the last kick of the game but the Scot was adamant that “the law of averages” will work in his side’s favour when they face Bury at Gigg Lane in another battle of the Roses.

“We spoke briefly about it (the Rochdale) game straight away and how we’ve got to maintain that level of performance,” said Ferguson.

“The law of averages suggests that you would win games off the back of that.

“We want to focus on getting to the level of performance and show the determination to get out of the situation that we’re in.

“Obviously it’s a difficult situation and no one is getting away from that.”

Rovers face a Bury side who they drew with 1-1 on the opening day of the season and the Shakers appear safe, which can’t be said for the visitors.

“Eighteen points to play for is still a large amount for all the teams and we’re obviously playing catch up. If we’re capable of doing it then so are others.

“We’re really focusing on each individual game. The important thing is to win the next one and that’s all we can do.

“We can’t look at what other results are doing because we’ve got to focus on getting a win in our next game and taking it from there.

“They’ve had a lot of injuries, seven loan players and the attacking options in (Tom) Pope, (Leon) Clarke and (Nathan) Delfouneso have good experience and quality for this level.

“It’s another tough game as you would expect and they were unlucky not to nick a win last week but we’ve got to make sure that we play to the capabilities we have and we have to show the fight, determination and desire to win a game of football.”

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