Doncaster Rovers: FA Cup draw pleases Darren Ferguson

Darren Ferguson admits he is pleased with the hand his Doncaster Rovers side has been dealt in the FA Cup.

Tuesday, 18th October 2016, 8:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 6:14 pm

Rovers will travel to League One outfit Oldham Athletic in next month’s first round.

Ferguson sees the game as a winnable one for his side.

But he is also pleased with the draw for logistical reasons.

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“I didn’t want to have to travel far because we’ve got Exeter away the week after,” he said.

“If we aren’t going to be at home it’s not a bad one because it’s not too far and we’ll probably take a good support.

“It’s a fantastic tournament so I want us to get as far as we can.

“It really grasped everyone last year when we got Stoke and got a big house at home.

“It’s going to be a hard tie away from home. Any tie is hard but one against a team above us.

“It’s a winnable game, there’s no doubt about that.

For now, Ferguson’s focus is closing October with wins over Blackpool and Wycombe Wanderers.

He said: “The most important thing for me is the next two games.

“We’re in a good position and we want to finish the month strongly.

“It’s going to be a tough match at Blackpool. They’re a good team.

“If we finish the month strongly it’ll be a third of the season out of the way and hopefully we’ll be in a good position.

“We can then start focusing on a couple of cup matches.”