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31 October 2016

Darren defiant over Chairboys draw.

Darren Ferguson aimed to take the positives from a 2-2 draw with Wycombe Wanderers despite the game hinging on “individual errors.”

A dominant first half display, despite going a goal down, saw Rovers take a 2-1 lead in to the half time interval but they couldn’t hold on and they let two points slip through their fingers according to the manager.

“We know why we haven’t won the game – it’s individual errors – but we win, lose and draw together and we have to move on,” said a resolute Ferguson. 

“It was a certainly a game where we’ve dropped two points but we’re still unbeaten at home. It’s a disappointing result but first half was really enjoyable to watch, I thought we were excellent.

“The front three – Rowe, Coppinger, Marquis – caused them absolute havoc, it was a very, very good. We recovered quickly from an error that put us behind in what was their first effort on goal. 

“It should be over at half time, we should have put it to bed, and it should have been four or five – as I thought in the first half we were outstanding, absolutely outstanding.”

Goalkeeper Ross Etheridge deputised for the injured Marko Marosi but Ferguson hinted that the Slovakian stopper will be fit for next week’s FA Cup first round tie at Oldham Athletic, however talismanic midfielder Tommy Rowe looks to be struggling.

“Its disappointing for him because he’s come back in to the team with Marko injured,” he said of Etheridge.

“He’s in a position where mistakes like that – because it’s that area of the pitch – can cost you goals. 

“He (Marosi) just missed out but you would probably be betting on him being fit for the Cup match I would guess.

“I don’t think Rowe’s injury is good; he’s been caught really badly on an old injury where he’s got a screw in his foot right on the same spot so I don’t think it’s good. We’ll have to wait and see but he was in a lot of pain.

“I’ve got to be honest, I’ve not known anything like the injuries we’ve had this season. I don’t know what the expectations are – some may think we should run away with the league – I think we’ve done amazingly to be where we are with the injuries we’ve had.”

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