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DF happy with fight

11 February 2017

Darren Ferguson felt his players went toe to toe with a battling Newport County AFC side on Friday night.

Rovers had to settle for a draw  after a  goalless 90 minutes at Rodney Parade, but the Rovers boss was clear that he viewed it as a point gained against a side fighting for their League survival.

Ferguson said: “I thought my players were excellent, and did what I asked of them to a man. We knew it would be a real fight, a real battle.

“We were dominant at times in the second-half, it is just difficult to create chances on a pitch like that. We just had to hope to capitalise on a mistake, which didn’t come.

“We went toe to toe with them, won second balls and headers. I’m delighted with my players. I don’t think anyone can ask more with the effort and application they put in.”

The point extended Rovers’ unbeaten run to 10 games, and Ferguson’s men will look to extend that to 11 when they head to Carlisle United on Tuesday evening.

The manager added:  “It is important to keep picking up points. We want to win every game we can, but it isn’t always possible.

“We’ve got a big week now, Tuesday is a big game at Brunton Park. We’ll be fully prepared. We’ll be in on Sunday for a recovery day and Monday will be preparation for Carlisle.

“Carlisle are a good team. It’ll be a different type of game. Regardless of how you want to play or what ability you think you have got, you’ve got to show a real resilience – that whatever they throw at you, you’ll throw it right back at them. We did that.”


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