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Ferguson impressed by May

19 August 2017

Manager Darren Ferguson praised forward Alfie May’s influence in Rovers’ 3-3 draw with side Blackpool

The 24-year-old came off the bench to score the side’s third goal, and the striker looks destined to start against Hull City in the Carabao Cup at the Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday night.

“After the win at Blackburn I thought there were some good individual performances, Alfie May in particular was a hard decision to make, I said to Alfie that if he kept doing what he was doing he’d force my hand,” said Ferguson.

“He’ll certainly start on Tuesday night against Hull City, no question about that, him and Kongolo gave us a bit of energy towards the end of the game and you hope that’s what your subs can do and they did it well.

“He gives us a lot of energy and he is very aggressive, which I do not think we had enough at certain points.”

Rovers were denied victory after a 76th-minute Callum Cooke effort, but Ferguson has been impressed with the way his side have started the season.

“I think we have started the season well, I think we probably deserved two more points than we have at the moment,” said Ferguson.

“There are loads of positives to take out of the game and I keep saying until the league starts to get going properly, then every game at this stage no matter who you are playing is difficult.

“It was an unusual game, you don’t see many matches where one team scores then the other scores straight away afterwards, twice, and it’s a game that I wouldn’t like to see again.”

Tickets are still available for Tuesday's game against Hull City in the second round of the Carabao Cup from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762 576, or by going to

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