Darren Ferguson misses Doncaster Rovers' clash with Wigan Athletic | Sir Alex Ferguson has emergency surgery

Darren Ferguson missed Doncaster Rovers' final game of the season due to family reasons.

Sunday, 6th May 2018, 12:16 pm
Darren Ferguson

Ferguson informed the club early on Saturday morning that he would not be present for the clash with Wigan Athletic due to a severe family issue.

It later emerged that his father, Sir Alex Ferguson, had undergone emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

Ferguson’s family have requested privacy as the former Manchester United boss recovers in Salford Royal Hospital.

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A United statement said the procedure “had gone very well” but Ferguson “needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery”.

Assistant boss Gavin Strachan took charge of Rovers for their final fixture of the season, a 1-0 home defeat to Wigan Athletic.