Gaffer calls on fans to return for Gillingham clash and a repeat of FA Cup effort.Darren Ferguson was hoping his Doncaster side could follow up their valiant effort in the FA Cup when they return to league action at Keepmoat Stadium.
Rovers entertained a bumper crowd despite going down 2-1 to Premier League Stoke City in Round 3 and thus banished memories of a below par Boxing Day defeat to Scunthorpe United; their last home league game.
“The pleasing thing is that everyone around the town now knows (about the Stoke game) and they’ll come back after that,” said Ferguson.
“I think we will get a good crowd and it’s up to us to keep getting the positive results and see where it takes us.
“It will be a tough game, Gillingham, they’re flying. They’re a team full of energy but we’ve prepared and we know where we think we can hurt them.
“We know where their strengths are and we just have to hope that, if we get a performance like we did against Stoke, we’ll win a lot of games!”
Doncaster’s chances of victory were boosted by the acquisition of Cameron Stewart until the end of the season on loan from Championship side Ipswich Town.
Stewart’s versatility and eye for goal were motivating factors in the Scot returning for the former Manchester United trainee.
“There’s lots of advantages to Cameron coming back though the most important one is that he can play in so many different positions and formations,” said Ferguson.
“He gives us good flexibility, he’s a good player and the thing with him is that he needs to get a run of games. He’s got lots of ability and he’s going to add to the squad and challenge for a place.
“When I spoke to him, he was keen and he had other options obviously but he was keen and that was pleasing.”
Ferguson finished by saying that he would not be pressed in to making any other signings or talking of a potential play-off push.
“I’m in no rush; I think everyone knows I want something different to what I’ve got. It’s someone who’ll play between the midfield and attack,” he said.
“I’ve never mentioned it (play-offs) to the players and it’s not something worth talking about.
“The only time I probably would talk about it is if you get to March and you’re in a similar position then you’ve got a chance. It’s difficult though, you’ve got to be honest and admit that. There’s a really big gap so we’ve just got to try and be consistent.”
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