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Game plan executed to Ferguson's delight

31 March 2018

Manager Darren Ferguson believes the execution to his side’s game plan was the key to picking up all three points against Blackpool.

Blackpool had not lost at Bloomfield Road since December 2017, and Ferguson says he is delighted to come away with all three points.

“I think first half we were outstanding, we played the system really well and we worked on the basis of them playing three at the back as they have done against us previously and they did that,” he said.

“In the second half, after we took the lead again, they brought on two wingers and changed their shape, we coped with that fine and we were relatively fine with that.

“It is a tough place to come and they have not lost at home in their last six games, overall I am delighted with the result and the performance.”

Tommy Rowe’s double ensured that Rovers made it back-to-back wins in Sky Bet League One, and Ferguson says the set-piece routine that gave his side the lead for the second time in the game, was down to assistant manager Gavin Strachan.

“Gavin Strachan works hard on the set pieces with the players and one went in for him, Tommy Rowe got his second goal of the game and we were comfortable from there,” he added.

“Anybody who gets back-to-back wins in this league will move up the table and we have done that, we spoke about that before the game, and we have eight games to go now.

“Monday now becomes a huge game for us, because if you get two wins over the Easter period, you are sitting on 52 points, with seven games to go, you start looking up rather than behind you.”

Rovers return to the Keepmoat Stadium to take on AFC Wimbledon on Monday April 2, you can purchase tickets from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at

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