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Ferguson anticipates difficult derby test

22 January 2018

Manager Darren Ferguson says that the visit to Glanford Park to take on Scunthorpe United in Sky Bet League One on Tuesday night will be a tough one.

Rovers are unbeaten in their last three away games, and Ferguson is targeting a victory which could see his side move up to 10th in the league standings.

“I think it will be a very hard game on Tuesday, it’s a difficult ground to go to with the fans tight to the pitch and we will have to compete, there is not doubt about that,” he said.

"It is a big game against Scunthorpe, it is a game that we have looked at and said that if we get the right result, that we could go 10thwhich would put us in a very good position.

“There is a lot of belief in the squad at the moment, the last three performances away from home have been very good and I feel like we should have won the game against Peterborough, there are some very good signs definitely." 

The team will be in high spirits after battling back from two goals down to draw 2-2 against high flyers Shrewsbury Town at the weekend, and Ferguson says that if Rovers would have finished the game with a full compliment of players, his side would have won the game.

“We showed a lot of character and resolve on Saturday, usually when Shrewsbury take that sort of lead you know the game will be finished, but I feel if Ben Khemis would have stayed on the field we would have gone onto win it.

“We were really strong at that point, mentally and physically, even with 10-men we came close with a couple of set pieces at the end and I was delighted with the reaction to going 2-0 down.

“There are reasons why we did not play as well as we should have done in the first-half, we have been through that with the players, but credit to the opposition, they are a good team and deserve to be where they are. 

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