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Ferguson post-Millwall

29 February 2016

Gaffer happy to stop rot with hard fought point against Lions.

Darren Ferguson was pleased with how his Doncaster players reacted in the face of going a goal down against high flying Millwall to rescue a point and labelled them “brave”.

Steve Morison’s early opener put Rovers on the back foot for the fifth straight game however defeat was avoided by Richard Chaplow’s goal just before half time.

“Given the start we’d had against a team that’s won their last five away games, very difficult to break down – especially when they go ahead – then credit to my players, they stuck to the game plan,” said Ferguson.

“It’s fine margins again but in terms of how I want my players they were brave today and we knew that we had to move the ball quickly against a big, physical team in Millwall.

“Considering the start we had when we went 1-0 and after four defeats I thought they were brave and I have to give them credit for that.”

Ferguson felt that his side grew in to the game and could or should have gained maximum points against the Londoners with chances falling late on to Nathan Tyson and Conor Grant.

“After four defeats on the bounce you have to stop it somehow and get out of the habit of losing football matches,” said Ferguson.

“In football, it’s impossible to keep on losing or keep on winning it just doesn’t happen.

“It was much better from my players in the sense that the longer the game went on, the more I felt that there was only going to be one winner.

“The one with Tyson, he snatched at it a little bit, it’s a huge chance and you probably go and win the game and then the last kick of the ball I thought he (Grant) could have squared it but when I’ve watched it back he couldn’t, he just had to have a shot.”

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