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Ferguson happy with hard fought win

20 March 2018

Darren Ferguson was pleased with his side’s persistence as Rovers beat Bradford City 2-0 at the Keepmoat Stadium.

A John Marquis brace earned Rovers back-to-back wins at the Keepmoat Stadium, as well as a vital three points as they head towards the final stretch of the season.

“I’m delighted, it’s a big win for us, the last two home games have seen us score five goals, collect six points and get two clean sheets. It was all about the result and nothing else, and at the business end of the season that’s what it’s all about,” he said.

 “At this stage of the season there is a lot riding on games, the pitches make it difficult because of the recent weather, you’re not going to see many spectacles at this point, but we just have to find a way of winning and we’ve done that here.

 “I thought our concentration as a team was good, the communication was good, and we tweaked a few things at the break which we did really well in the second half.”

Both goals came inside the last 15 minutes of what was a scrappy encounter with the Bantams, and Ferguson was happy to see his Rovers side take on board his advice at the interval and used it to their advantage later on in the game.

“There wasn’t a massive amount of quality in the game, it was very tight and I felt we were a bit too precise in the first half with what we were trying to do, and we spoke at half time about wanting to find our width and the first goal showed that,” he said.

“The first goal might have looked easy for John to score, but you have to keep your composure there, and then the second on the counter was another bit of quality, and the two passes from James Coppinger and Alfie Beestin really opened them up.

“The key was the two pieces of quality and they were two really good goals, it was probably the best bit of quality in the whole game, the first goal was a great ball in by Niall Mason and there is John in the middle doing what John does so well and that’ll do him good.”

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