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14 March 2016

Gaffer sets points target in wake of Bantams loss.

Darren Ferguson outlined the points target that he thinks will see Rovers to League One safety this season.

With ten games remaining, the Scot thinks attaining roughly 13 more points in the remaining ten games will suffice.

“Fifty points; the last five years fifty points keeps you up so that’s four wins and a draw,” Ferguson said.

“It might go right to the wire but we’re on the worst run out of all the teams in the league and we’re going to need some characters because it will be hostile.

“The fans are not happy, understandably, but I hope for whatever reason – maybe its belief – that when Tys (Nathan Tyson) scores we become a completely different team and we should have equalised!

“Ten games to go, we need to get those points, it might be more but I’m going on the last five years but obviously it’s difficult.”

Rovers defeat at the hands of promotion chasing Bradford City was not enough to send the visitors in to the drop zone by virtue of favourable results elsewhere; a crumb of comfort for Ferguson.

“It’s an absolutely horrendous run that we’re on. The only saving grace with the run that we’ve been on is that we’re not in the bottom four – that’s probably the only positive we can take from it,” he said.

“I thought again we started the game well but we’re giving goals away, they’re terrible goals to give away.

“You hold on to the positives in the sense that we’ve got ten games to go and I think we’ve got some really winnable games in terms of what we’ve got left – there’s six pointers against teams around us.

“I’ve got to make sure that we go again and I’ve got to remain positive with them.”

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