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Ferguson post Blackpool

18 April 2017

Darren Ferguson is confident Rovers have what it takes to clinch the Sky Bet League Two title.

Rovers were beaten 1-0 by Blackpool at the Keepmoat Stadium thanks to Jordan Flores’ last-minute spot-kick, but still lead second-placed Plymouth Argyle by three points with as many games left of the season.

“I am still really confident that we can go on and win the league, we can’t let the result against Blackpool affect us, we just have to make sure we get enough points to finish the job off,” said Ferguson.

“If you look at the games us and Plymouth have left, you’d probably say that we have the harder run-in, we knew that Colchester and Blackpool were going to be hard games,

“It doesn’t really affect us though, we need two wins out of three games so we have to make sure that we cope with that challenge and finish the job off.”

Rovers had to play the majority of the second period with 10 men after Matty Blair was sent off for collecting two yellow cards, and Ferguson believed the red card changed the course of the game.

“I feel we have been a bit hard done by, the game changes on the red card and I felt we would have came out in the second half and won the game,” he said.

“We were the dominant side in the first half, with some good openings and we did what we needed to do and we looked fairly solid, especially defending their corners.

“Even at 10 men I did not think there was much threat from them, we defended superbly and I thought we’d see it through, but unfortunately some decisions did not go our way.”


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