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6 March 2017

Darren Ferguson was frustrated after his side drew 0-0 with Crawley Town at the Checkatrade.com Stadium.

It was a game of two goalkeepers as Glenn Morris in the Red Devils goal saved a John Marquis spot kick in the first half, before Ian Lawlor made a double save to deny Joe McNerney and Mark Connolly respectively. 

Marquis’ missed penalty was Rovers’ sixth spot kick miss of the season and Ferguson believes those missed chances have cost his side valuable points.

“I am very frustrated and very disappointed at the result, but we were very unfortunate that we came up against a goalkeeper that was adamant that he was not going to concede,” said Ferguson. 

“We were completely dominant in the first half, but we’ve missed six penalties now this season and that is too many and it’s costing us points. 

“It was just one of those days where the ball wouldn’t go in the net, it’s another point on the board and we’ve now got two important home games coming up.”

Rovers now have back-to-back home games against Cheltenham Town and Notts County, and Ferguson says the players are determined to keep picking up points. 

“We have two big home games, and I’ve said to the players it’s going to be a few hard games coming up for us now,” he added.

“I watched Cheltenham against Carlisle and they were outstanding, they absolutely battered them and they’ve beaten Luton as well. 

“There will be no complacency against them that is for sure, we just need to kick on once again and keep up that unbeaten home record.”

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