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DF enjoying home run

9 March 2017

Darren Ferguson is expecting a tough test from Cheltenham Town as they become the latest team to try and end Rovers' unbeaten home league run.

The Robins come into the game on the back of four clean sheets in a row and, with Rovers' unbeaten at home all season, the manager knows his side will have to be at their best to get a good result.

“They’re going for a record, if they get to the 50th minute of Saturday’s game then they’ll have gone so long without conceding a goal. They’ve got 10 points out of 12 so it’s going to be a very tough game,” he said.

“The unbeaten home run is a big motivation for us, we’re very proud of that. If we can manage to get through the season without losing at home then that will go a long way to getting us to where we want to be.

“For a few years the home form hasn’t been good here, we had to change that this season. In this league a lot of teams will come here and want to express themselves, it’s down to us to make sure they don’t enjoy the experience.”

Ferguson has been given a boost ahead of the game with the news that Liam Mandeville is fit to return, with the 20-year-old having played just 24 minutes of football since the turn of the year.

“He’ll be involved at the weekend, he’s trained very well. We’ve missed certain things that he gives us as he’s different to what we’ve got,” he added.

“We’ve coped well without him but he’ll be a big asset between now and the end of the season. 

“He’s desperate to get back out there, when you’re in form and scoring goals your confidence is sky high so the injury came at a bad time for him.”

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