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Ferguson plans aggressive approach

24 November 2017

Manager Darren Ferguson is confident his Rovers side can get back to winning ways against MK Dons on Saturday.

Rovers’ midweek defeat at Wigan was their first loss in six games, and Ferguson is hopeful his players will give him the reaction he expects at the weekend.

“Tuesday was the angriest I’ve been for a while, and if we aren’t good enough then we have to hold our hands up, the players know where I stand on it and I expect there will be a reaction to it,” Ferguson said.

“Our preparation for games is outstanding and our video analyst watches five past games from whoever we come up against, to identify strengths and weaknesses of the opposition, so we know what we need to do.

“We’ll have to be aggressive and on the front foot, MK Dons have been inconsistent, much like ourselves but they are a good footballing side, so it’ll be tough, but the main thing is getting the three points.”

Ferguson also has confidence his strikers will start firing again too, and is sure that once one goal comes for John Marquis, more will soon follow.

“This is John’s first tricky period here, it was a fantastic goal scoring season last season he was a major part of our promotion, and as long as he keeps on working hard he’ll be just fine with me,” he said.

“This season his performances have been good, he’s been a handful and he’s been unlucky with a few chances too, but in football you go through good spells and bad ones, and if he trains well and does the basics, he gives everything.

“I have the belief in my strikers that they will start scoring goals again, and as long as the work ethic continues then I have no problems with that, we need to start getting more wins and we want to turn those draws into wins.”

Tickets for Saturday’s game with MK Dons in Sky Bet League One are still available via the Club Doncaster Box Office, and can be purchased either in-store at the Keepmoat Stadium, by calling on 01302 762576, or online at

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