Doncaster Rovers: Players are on my wavelength - Ferguson

Darren Ferguson
Darren Ferguson

Doncaster Rovers have got that winning feeling and boss Darren Ferguson is urging them not to let it go.

Rovers have suffered just one defeat in their last seven games and came from behind to beat Cambridge United in the FA Cup last weekend.

As they prepare to welcome struggling Crewe Alexandra to the Keepmoat this weekend, Ferguson feels his side have got into the victory groove.

“Sometimes, when you’re losing games it’s hard to get out of the rut but when you’re winning games, you just keep going with the momentum,” Ferguson said.

“The mentality has got to be to try to win every game.

“And when you do manage to get on that run, you don’t want to let go of it.

“The only defeat we’ve had recently was the Rochdale one.

“The difference in the dressing room is enormous.”

Victory this weekend – plus a positive swing in goal difference over their nearest rivals – could take Rovers into the top half of League One for the first time this season.

Their rise up the table has come with a run of three wins and a draw from their last five games.

And Ferguson puts the good run down to the developing understanding between him and his players.

He said: “Credit to my players, they understand exactly what I’m all about now. There’s no excuses on that. They understand how we want to play on and off the ball and I have to give credit to them because they’re a good bunch.

“I enjoy going into work every day to work with them. They’ve been really good since I came in.”

Curtis Main and Richard Chaplow were this week set to return to training but Dany N’Guessan remains sidelined with a hamstring problem.

Nathan Tyson suffered a back problem during the 3-1 win at Cambridge, a game which saw Paul Keegan return to action off the bench.

Youngsters Paul McKay and Liam Mandeville have returned from their loan spells with Gainsborough Trinity and Whitby Town respectively.