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Concentration key for Ferguson

18 September 2017

Darren Ferguson felt Rovers were unlucky to lose against local rivals Scunthorpe United.

Lee Novak’s 10th minute header was enough to earn the Iron the win, but Ferguson says that his side had the better chances throughout the game.

“The game was like many others this season, very frustrating and another game which we feel we should have got something out of,” he said.

“It’s a disappointing day for us and for the fans as well, as losing a derby match is always tough to take. The concentration for us is key, we lost it for the set-piece where we conceded and then didn’t concentrate enough when we had chances to equalise in the second half.”

Rovers have failed to score in five of their opening eight league games this season, and the manager says that is something he is keen to address with three games coming up in the next eight days.

“We’ve only scored in the first half in one game this season and that is something that needs addressing quickly, we keep going behind and giving teams something to hold on to,” he added.

“We’ve got to start scoring the first goal as we’re a good team on the counter attack, if teams start pushing when we’re winning the game then it would play into our hands.

“I have to make a decision in terms of how I manage the squad, the Plymouth game is a must win for us so I have to balance things out.”

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