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Ferguson: progression key to success

24 April 2018

Darren Ferguson says his side are still a work in progress as they head towards the end of their first season back in Sky Bet League One.

Rovers sit in 14th position in the league with 54 points, and despite a large injury problem throughout the course of the season, Ferguson is pleased with how his side have performed this year.

“There’s a real determination around the squad, the end to last season was a huge disappointment within the camp, and we want to get as many wins as we can, this club needed a huge restructure, and we’re not even halfway through that,” he said.

“We just have to keep progressing as a football club, you want to do as best as you can, given the circumstances this season with injuries, we’ve been very unfortunate at times, but we’ve coped well with it.

“If we pick up a couple wins from the last few games that’ll take us to the 60-point mark, and I would say that’s a solid first season back in League One, and then my aim would be see a real progression throughout the whole football club.”

Rovers face promotion chasing Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night at the Keepmoat Stadium, and Ferguson was full of praise for Tony Mowbray’s side for they way they have conducted themselves in League One this season.

“It’s a very good game for us though too, there’s going to be a big atmosphere, they’ll have a lot of fans behind them, and it’s two good footballing teams going for it and it’ll be a real tactical game, but we know that it can be a winnable game for us,” he added.

“It looks like Blackburn will go up, we just don’t want it to be against us on Tuesday night, Tony Mowbray is a very experienced manager and he’s handled that pressure on him very well and they’ve been on a great run.

“They have real quality all the way through their team, and the top end of their team is one of the best in the league, we’ll have to find a way to manage that because they will be a real handful for us.”

Rovers’ game with Blackburn Rovers is now an all-ticket fixture, and tickets are still available via the Club Doncaster Box Office, either in-store, by calling on 01302 762576, or online at

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