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DF lauds Copps impact

15 March 2017

Rovers boss Darren Ferguson praised captain James Coppinger's outstanding performance in the 3-1 victory over Notts County.

Coppinger kick-started a Rovers comeback with a smart finish to level the score before the break, before setting up Mathieu Baurdry to pur Rovers ahead.

Ferguson said: “We got a little bit of luck with how the ball fell to Copps, but he smashed it in and Frenchy scored a great header. I’m delighted for Williams as well to wrap it up. 

“It was an outstanding performance from James Coppinger who does well on Tuesday nights, he does things on a pitch that I love to watch.

“There were two things that stood out for me, the character and the belief to go on and win the game, but the character shown by the players was very good.”

Ferguson named an unchanged side for the third time in a row and believes the change of shape in the first half proved to be the changing point. 

“I changed the shape after 30 minutes and went three at the back and that caused them a big problem,” he said. 

“It was one of those games where you had to really dig in, fight, scrap and we played some good stuff and got the win. Credit to the players.”

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