Doncaster Rovers: Ferguson won’t hide his passion

Darren Ferguson
Darren Ferguson

Darren Ferguson says he will not be afraid to show some ‘passion’ on the sidelines if his Doncaster Rovers side are not performing.

At Burton Albion on Saturday, Rovers supporters were given for the first time an insight as to how fiery Ferguson can be on the touchline when things are not going right on the pitch.

And afterwards he admitted his time out of work this year left him ready to unleash some ire.

“I do get frustrated but I’ve had six months out in the garden so I’ve built up frustration there,” Ferguson told The Star.

“I think you have to show a bit of passion on the sidelines.

“Not go mental but do it in the right way because you’re representing the football club. I think I do.

“There’s nothing wrong with showing a bit of passion. You do get frustrated because all the stuff you work on and you speak about, when they don’t do it you will get frustrated.

“I wouldn’t criticise my players, especially in public, I’ve said my piece in there and we move on.”

Ferguson admitted he felt his side deserved nothing more than the point they earned at League One leaders Burton.

And he expects them to be much improved when they welcome local rivals Scunthorpe United on Boxing Day.

He said: “Scunthorpe I think is a game that will take care of itself. It’s a derby, it’s Boxing Day.

“Credit to the players for the way they battled against Burton and they will have to do the same against Scunthorpe.

“But I would fully expect us to be a lot better than what we were at Burton.”

Rovers have pledged to give a portion of takings from official car parks on Boxing Day to charity.