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Doncaster Rovers: Darren Ferguson thanks fans for ‘overwhelming’ Sir Alex support

Darren Ferguson
Darren Ferguson

Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson says his family have been ‘overwhelmed’ by the messages of support since his father, Sir Alex Ferguson, took ill.

Ferguson missed Rovers’ final league game of the season against Wigan Athletic after the former Manchester United manager underwent emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

United issued a statement on Wednesday saying the 76-year-old had been moved out of intensive care and would continue his rehabilitation as an inpatient.

“On behalf of myself and my family, I would like to thank the huge number of people who have been kind enough to send messages of support during a difficult time,” said Darren.

“It has been overwhelming to read how many people care and that they are thinking of my dad and willing his recovery.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at Macclesfield Hospital and at the Salford Royal who have been truly magnificent. We continue to request privacy during this vital period of recovery.”