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Ferguson post-Rochdale

4 April 2016

Gaffer says Rovers can get out of relegation trouble if they repeat performance levels.

Darren Ferguson refused to get too down in the wake of drawing 2-2 with play-off chasing Rochdale.

Rovers led going in to the 96th minute but couldn’t hold on for what would have been a valuable three points.

“I feel for the lads and the fans, we thought we were over the line with a much needed win,” admitted the Scot.

“It’s just the way it’s going at the moment for whatever reason and the big man’s not shining on us.

“The performance was a good one full of determination and I said to the players that that was the minimum requirement. Again on from last week where we lost and shouldn’t have done, it’s tough when you lose a goal in the last seconds like that. The dressing room is very low.”

Ferguson, angered by the sending off of Craig Alcock, maintained that if Rovers uphold their current performance levels they can escape relegation.

“We’re fighting for our lives and our livelihoods here and you get nonsense like that, its not excuses, its absolute nonsense,” the Rovers boss said of his defender’s dismissal.

“I don’t like seeing players sitting on the floor; we’ve got eighteen points to play for.

“I do feel if we get that level of determination and football that we played then we’ve got a good chance to get out of it.”

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