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27 February 2017

Darren Ferguson used a Monday team meeting to remind his players how well they have done this season.

Rovers are top of the Sky Bet League Two table, with a 10-point gap to fourth, but February has been a frustrating month with four draws and one defeat from the five outings so far.

Ferguson, however, gave his players a pep talk prior to Tuesday’s trip to Cambridge United to remind them their results over the season have been better than anyone else in the division.

He said:  “I think we have done brilliantly. You can look at it one of two ways - either we haven’t won in five, or that we’ve only lost twice in 20 games and we’re top of the league. We are unbeaten at home in the league with six home games left, which is a good place to be.

“But it’s not about stats, it’s about winning. We’re at the business end of the season now and the last bit is always the hardest, but what we’ve done up to now is excellent. 

“With 13 games to go we are top of the league and should be really positive about that, and  the players are. We’re confident we can start winning games again. We’re all really positive around the place, and after Monday’s team meeting even more so.”

Ferguson expects a tough test on Tuesday night when Rovers travel south to take on Shaun Derry’s Cambridge United.

He added: “I have a lot of respect for Shaun and know how his teams want to play – they are aggressive, they get it wide and runners from midfield. It’ll be a bit of a battle.

“We’ll be prepared for that, but we’ve got to make sure we play our own game when we’ve got the ball.”

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