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22 August 2016

Manager hails successive wins as Rovers move north in the table.

Darren Ferguson laid credit at the feet of his players after they recorded back to back wins for the first time since January.

It prompted the Rovers manager to claim that the 1-0 win over Cheltenham Town – which ended the Robins’ 17 game unbeaten home run – is not something that his side would have achieved last season.

He said: “I’m delighted with the win and the clean sheet against a team that haven’t lost here for 17 matches.

“It’s a really good win for us. I think the mentality is good, to come here and win the game like we did – we were under pressure at the end – I don’t think we would have won this game last season.

“We knew we’d have to weather periods where they would throw the ball in the box and I thought we dealt with that very well.

“(It’s a) second clean sheet on the bounce which is vitally important.”

Despite numerous injuries to the first team squad, which lead to Ferguson naming a 16-year-old on the substitute’s bench, the Scot was pleased that his team are up and running in the league; where they now find themselves in an early play off spot.

“It’s been a good week; two good wins, two clean sheets and now we go back to another home game to finish the month off,” Ferguson said prior to welcoming Yeovil Town to South Yorkshire on Saturday.

“All in all it’s about winning football matches, in particular the early part of the season and you’ll build confidence through that and considering our injuries it’s two really big wins for us.

“Credit to the players – all of them – they really stood up, played some good football and it was a pleasing day.”

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