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DF: Players gave everything

5 February 2017

Darren Ferguson felt battling Morecambe deserved praise after holding Rovers to a draw at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Rovers had to settle for a point after John Marquis’ 18th goal of the season cancelled out Peter Murphy’s opener. Despite dominating the final stages, a decisive second strike did not come.

Ferguson said: “No opposition is going to just turn up and roll over, but I don’t think my players could have done anything more to win the game – some days you get the breaks, and some days you don’t.

“And to be fair to Morecambe, once they went ahead they had something to hold on to. I thought they were excellent.

“I didn’t think we started the game great, we were a little bit sloppy, but we were totally dominant in the second half once we got the goal.”

The point maintained Rovers’ impressive home form, with no side coming to the Keepmoat Stadium and claiming victory in Sky Bet League Two this season.

Ferguson added: “We have been very good at home,and  this is another point which takes us to 62 which is a really good total. It has always been about how many points we can get.

“Plymouth and Carlisle have won, and Exeter are flying, so it’s far from over. We’ve got a long way to go – more than a third of the season to go. But so long as we keep applying ourselves the way we have, then we will have a chance.”

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