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8 March 2016

Gaffer speaks to the media ahead of Glanford Park game.

Darren Ferguson said that he was hoping that a derby day tussle with local rivals Scunthorpe United could spark Rovers in to a life.

The Scot has not seen his side win since early January and the chance to go toe to toe with the Iron could see Rovers haul themselves five points clear of the relegation zone.

“We obviously need to get the win and get back on track after being so long without one,” said Ferguson.

“The double bonus might be that it’s a derby, a big game and I’d imagine we’d take a big away following with us.

“It could be just the right fillip for us in terms of moving forward.”

Ferguson, despite feeling the injustices of Rovers’ latest loss – a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Shrewsbury - , has urged his troops to rally round when they travel to Glanford Park.

“That’s where we find ourselves at the moment and that’s where you’ve got to dig a little bit deeper,” he said.

“The easiest thing to do would be to sit in the dressing room and think “How are we going to win a game?”

“Quite simply there’s twelve games to go – nearly a third of the season – so there’s plenty of time and plenty of points, starting on Tuesday.

“It will turn, common sense tells you that. You eventually turn, you’ve just got to have the belief within the group to make sure that it will turn this season, hopefully on Tuesday night where we get a win and push on.

“In football, as in life, you don’t keep losing, you don’t keep winning – things will change, there’s no doubt about that.”

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