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DF hails outstanding performance

1 March 2017

Darren Ferguson hailed Rovers’ “outstanding performance” in the 3-2 win over Cambridge United.

Tommy Rowe, Mathieu Baudry and John Marquis scored the goals which secured the three points, despite a late fightback from the home side which saw them net twice.

Ferguson said: “I thought we were outstanding, it was a really good team performance. You have to give Cambridge credit as they kept going, but as far as my players were concerned I thought it was a very good performance.

“We have now only lost two in 21, and that is away at the teams second and third, we are bang on our points target and scoring goals. We should have had more points in the past six games, but the gap hasn’t decreased.

“Other teams have dropped points, but that doesn’t matter. Our job now is simple – if we keep doing that and picking up points, we’ll be ok.”

Marquis’ clinching goal – converting a penalty after he had been brought down in the area – meant the Londoner is the first Rovers forward to score 20 goals in a single season since Peter Kitchen in 1977.

Ferguson added:  “Marquis was outstanding. Twenty goals is fantastic with 12 games to go, and he took his penalty well. We’ve got quality players at the top end of the pitch and his performance was outstanding.

“He gets you up the pitch, holds up the ball, wins fouls and never stops running. He has been an absolute brilliant signing for us.”

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