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Ferguson looking for response

2 March 2018

Darren Ferguson believes his players have what it takes to be able to earn three points against Bury in Sky Bet League One this weekend.

Ferguson’s men have been braving the recent cold weather to get ready ahead of the visit of the Shakers, and the manager is confident that their hard work will pay off.

“We’ve had the players in the gym today, we’re doing as much as we can and tomorrow we will try and clear some of the pitch and get the ball at the players’ feet and get some work done ahead of the weekend,” he said.

“We can do our tactical work inside and everything, but we’ve had a few of the lads unable to get in today and that would always be a problem, but we are doing as best we can to be ready for Saturday.

“We have to make sure that we do what we have worked on since last weekend, there’s some players in great form at the moment, but Bury have changed manager and had a good win last time out, they’ve picked up and done well.”

Rovers lost defender Tom Anderson and forward Alfie Beestin to injury last time out at Rotherham, but with more key players coming back into the side, Ferguson is hopeful that his side will easily adapt to their injury problems.

“We have to get on with it and the good thing is we are getting more players back, Andy Williams is available to us this weekend and Andy Butler should be with us next weekend, Joe Wright and Mathieu Baudry are also back so that’s good,” he added.

“We’ve had 40 injuries this season, we have had to deal with that, they’ve been longer term injuries than just the odd week here and there, and now Alfie could be out until the last couple of weeks of the season so that’s a real blow because the boy has been brilliant.

“We’ve had some hard luck with injuries, there’s nothing really we could do to prevent them, it’s been so frustrating having the amount that we’ve had but it was the same last season and did well, so we can come through it.”

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