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10 October 2016

Darren Ferguson was pleased to see Rovers keep up their momentum with victory over Barnet.

A stoppage-time goal from Andy Williams sealed the three points for Rovers, after Barnet had fought back from two down to level.

And Ferguson was delighted with the determination shown by his side to keep up their work-rate until the final moments.

He said:  “The momentum is key. I felt at the start of the game they showed us a lot of respect, which I think has come from the run we are on at home. We were completely dominant from the first minute and I didn’t think they would allow us to do that.

“It was probably not our best performance, but a good solid and professional one. A win’s a win.

“Three great goals have won us the game. We lost a little bit of composure in the second-half because we knew that if we didn’t keep the ball that would happen with their long throw.

“But credit to our players. It is probably, because the way the game transpired, the best win of the season. To win it in the last minute – everyone goes home happy and is talking about it in the pub afterwards. It became scrappy in the second half, but a win is a win”.

Ferguson also had words of praise for forward Liam Mandeville, who came into the starting XI in place of the suspended John Marquis and had a key role in Rovers’ second goal.

The Rovers boss added: “He’s a good player, he caused them problems with his mobility and pace and set up Matty Blair’s goal. I thought he did very well.

“He deserves it, he has had an impact in every game he has come on and played on Tuesday when he scored a good goal. He gave me the energy I needed to replace John Marquis – I like him as a player and think he is going to have a good season.”

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