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Ferguson has belief

13 September 2017

Manager Darren Ferguson says that his side’s luck will change as the season plays out following a narrow 2-1 defeat against Rochdale at the Crown Oil Arena.

Keith Hill’s side scored two goals in stoppage time to hand the Dale their first win of the season ,and Ferguson says that his side were in control until that point.

“We have not had many breaks and hopefully our luck will turn as the season carries on, we have to keep our belief and I have said that to the players,” he said.

“The game was nearly over and we were 1-0 up which would have gave us a good three points away from home and a very disciplined performance, but we have lost it and it’s a major disappointment.

“After Matty Blair came on it was quite even after that point, we were slightly better in the second half after we got ahead and we looked comfortable, but the two late goals have changed the game.

John Marquis put Rovers in-front after Andy Williams’ effort cannoned back off the post and into the feet of his strike partner, but Ferguson praised captain James Coppinger for his pinpoint delivery.

“Coppinger’s corner to set the goal up had real quality, we could have had a couple of goals before that because some of the crosses he put into the box were fantastic.” he said.

“John did well to get himself on the scoresheet and it would have been the perfect away performance, we were really disciplined on a horrible night and to come here and get that win would have been very good.

“It was a scrappy affair as both teams were obviously looking for the win and both side’s have not score many goals, so we knew it was always going to be a tight game and we need to put it right against Scunthorpe on Sunday.”

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