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Ferguson rues missed chances

27 September 2017

Manager Darren Ferguson praised the way his side broke down Shrewsbury Town but was left disappointed with the final product.

Rovers were beaten 2-1 at the Keepmoat Stadium after substitute Arthur Gnahoua grabbed a last minute winner, and Ferguson says the late injury to goalkeeper Ian Lawlor changed the game.

“I thought we broke them down quite well and, up until we scored, we were well on top. John Marquis missed a good chance and we were causing them real problems,” he said.

“We have created a lot more opportunities against Shrewsbury than any other teams this season, it’s our own fault why we have lost the game as we switched off after scoring our goal and have conceded straight from kick-off.

“We know we are very good once we get ahead, but you cannot keep conceding goals and in the second half, we were pushing at the end and with Ian Lawlor going off, it did not help things.”

Rovers head to the Northern Commercials Stadium next time out to face last season’s play-off finalists Bradford City, and Ferguson says they will take confidence from beating the Bantams in the Carabao Cup into the fixture on Saturday.

“It’s probably one of the toughest places you will go, I believe they have lost as well so there will be a reaction from Stuart’s team, they are at home in front of a big crowd and we need a reaction as well,” he said.

“We have been there and won and you have to take something out of the previous game, we made a few changes that night, and we will definitely take confidence out of beating them in the cup game.

“Charlie Wyke is their main man up front, and I’m sure that he will more than likely play against us, which gives them a difference option up top.”

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