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19 September 2016

Darren Ferguson felt there were still areas for Rovers to improve on after the win over Newport County AFC

James Coppinger and Andy Williams scored to seal the 2-0 success, Rovers' six win in their past seven competitive games.

Ferguson said: "It was a very good win and clean sheet. The result and clean sheet were the most pleasing things. Performance wise we set certain standards and we didn't get to anywhere near the level we can.

"Even when it was 2-0 I never felt comfortable, but we have seen it out, kept a clean sheet and it is another three points.

"We want to improve in every game, but it was hard to improve on last week because that was an excellent performance. We deserved to win the game, but the players know next week we'll have to be better next week against Luton."

The visitors find themselves in the lower reaches of Sky Bet League Two, but Ferguson felt they had put up a good fight.

He said: "We were up against a team who will cause you problems. We knew it wouldn't be easy.

"They really went for it, they played with four up front at the end. They had a right go and had one or two opportunities, so I never really felt comfortable and I don't think the fans will have.

"But you should always be happy with a win, because you never know when the next will come."

The return of Mathieu Baudry to the bench was a talking point for supporters, and Ferguson confirmed the defender is likely to feature in a behind-closed-doors friendly match on Tuesday.

He added: "He'll play on Tuesday as will one or two others so we are getting there with injuries.

"The numbers are coming back, and those who are coming back have experience. But the ones that have been playing have been excellent, they've done really well."


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