Manager pleased to be on the board but stresses the need for 90 minute performance.
Darren Ferguson admitted that he would have to settle for a point after a mixed performance from his side earned a 1-1 draw at home to Crawley Town on Saturday.
Captain James Coppinger struck early in a much improved second half but the hosts couldn’t force a winner.
“You’re never happy with a point at home but the way the game went I suppose I’ll have to be; especially after the first half,” said Ferguson.
“It was a great start to the second half with Copps’ goal, he puts us back in the game and we had opportunities to go and win it but we didn’t.
“Performance-wise the second half was better but the first half was a difficult one to describe, it lacked energy and tempo which is most unlike one of my teams.”
Attention now turns to a Tuesday evening encounter against Cambridge United with Rovers still looking to record their first win of the season amid high expectations.
“The players are giving me a raw deal if they're going to play like that in the first half so we need more of a performance – like it was for the second half – for the full game,” Ferguson continued.
“That’s something that hopefully we get on Tuesday because that will be a tough game against a good team, a very good team so we need to perform better in that and everyone would say that.
“We have to handle the expectations at home, I really think that.
“We go on the positives and it’s a far better second half after what I said to them at half time. We’ve got a first point and we need to obviously improve and we will. I can accept mistakes by players and you have to as a manager but I won’t accept the lack of tempo and energy in the first half.”
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