Doncaster Rovers: Peterborough return ‘just another game’ - Ferguson

Darren Ferguson, pictured during his Peterborough days.
Darren Ferguson, pictured during his Peterborough days.

Darren Ferguson will not let sentiment get in the way as he plots back-to-back wins at the scene of where his managerial career began.

Ferguson won promotion three times and lifted the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy during two spells with Peterborough United.

In one of those typical quirks of the fixture list, just his second game in charge of Doncaster presents a return to trip to the Posh - eight months on from his London Road exit.

But the Scot says he is treating it just like any other game.

“It won’t be emotional at all,” said Ferguson.

“It will be a job done, a professional job.

“I had a good time there but my club is Donny now and that’s the way I have to look at it.

“I had good times there. Really good times there over seven years.

“We had a couple of years in the Championship, won the JPT. It was good times.

“Obviously last year didn’t go well but that can happen.

“I’m looking forward to going back. There’s a lot of good people there. I had a good time there.

“I know it’s a cliche but it’s just another game for me.

“I’m not really going to over-think it,” he added.

“The facts are in black and white so I’d like to think I’d go there and get a decent reception. If I don’t, then so be it.”

Peterborough’s last three home games have produced no fewer than 18 goals, including 3-2 defeats to Wigan and Bury, and a 5-3 win over Millwall, who Rovers face on Tuesday.

United boss Graham Westley - who took over last month - was left bemoaning his side’s ‘naive defending’ in Tuesday night’s reverse to the Latics.