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26 September 2016

Manager Ferguson reflects on loss against promotion chasing Luton.

Darren Ferguson bemoaned the lack of ruthlessness shown by his troops in a 3-1 defeat to Luton at the weekend.

Rovers squandered a goal lead and should have been out of sight early on, according to the manager.

“Sometimes as a manger you’ve got to be honest and say you’ve been beaten by a better team but the game should have been over after 30 minutes,” he lamented. 

“It’s three defeats on the road and I keep saying the same thing; we’re not ruthless enough. 

“We haven’t got that yet, but we’ll need to get it. we haven’t got it at the moment but I’ve just said to the players that they need to see the game out, they’re gone if we got a second but you have to give them (Luton) credit even if the goals we lost were really poor.”

The Scot exuded calmness despite the defeat though, issuing a reminder that the season is still very much in its infancy.

“We are on a good run, we’re three points off the top. We’re only nine games in, it’s still early days. I think we’re a good team, a match for anyone in this league when we get it right.

“We play Tuesday and what I’ve been pleased with is, when we have suffered defeat, we’ve won the next one and we’ll have to do that on Tuesday as we’ve got three big games. 

“If we had come here and got played off the park then I might have thought we’re not in the position I thought but nothing has changed my mind. 

“It’s hard to get consistency all the time and be at it every week. We have got injuries to key, experienced players and I thought we showed a little bit of naivety.”

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