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Ferguson: we deserved more

22 April 2018

Darren Ferguson felt his side deserved to take something from the game after being beaten 1-0 by Oxford United in Sky Bet League One.

James Henry's second-half header proved to be the difference at the Keepmoat Stadium, but the manager believes his side had enough chances to earn at least a point.

He said: "It's a game we shouldn't have lost, we had some clear chances to go ahead before they scored and didn't take them. It was a game of few chances and we had to take one of them.

"I didn't think they troubled us too much apart from the goal, we started the second-half strongly but the key was that we weren't clinical enough in front of goal.

"Both sides were evenly matched, they probably shaded the opening third of the game but then we grew into it and I felt we were comfortable for the majority of the afternoon."

Ferguson made five changes to his starting line-up ahead of the game, and explained that his hand was forced with so many games coming in quick succession.

He added: "I don't think I've got much choice in terms of resting players because we're playing Saturday-Tuesday for a few weeks in a row so players are going to need a break now and again.

"It's tough at this stage of the season and we need to manage players if we're going to get the best out of them, the centre-back pairing was a tough decision but I decided to go with Baudry and Butler.

"The changes were obvious decisions to make because I know how the players are feeling on a daily basis, we needed a freshness in the team and that will hopefully benefit us against Blackburn."

Rovers return to the Keepmoat Stadium to take on Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday April 24, you can purchase tickets from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at


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