John Buckley column: Rovers’ belief levels have gone through the roof

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Saturday was unbelievable - and it showed the belief in this team has gone through the roof.

The first half was as good a performance as I’ve seen in a while in terms of dominating possession. All that was missing before Crewe scored was an end product.

But the comeback is different class. They just kept on going.

If the crowd stay behind the players this sort of thing can happen. It’s all about belief.

You have to give credit to Darren Ferguson. The lads he has brought into the side have done fantastically well.

It’s a measure of that when you see certain key players being left out or allowed to leave on loan, and there has been no negative consequences.

Conor Grant has turned out to be an excellent addition. But credit must also go to James Coppinger and Harry Middleton because of the way those three have operated together in the middle.

The forward two continue to work their socks off every week, which is superb. But they can still finish better.

I’m the biggest Nathan Tyson fan but he made a bad choice with a chance on Saturday, he should have been on the scoresheet in the first half.

Cedric Evina too has been superb and he deserves his new contract for his recent performances. The crosses he has put in since we’ve been playing with wing backs have been very dangerous.

I think the manager will be ever so happy deep down. To see your side go 2-1 down that late but still show that kind of fight is a manager’s dream really.

When Crewe went 2-1 up, I got the feeling it wasn’t over, I felt we could still take something from the game if we got a few balls into the box. I was looking at their bench and they were worried, desperate for the full time whistle.

It’s another really tough game away to the team top of the league this weekend, but I believe we can go there and take all three points after the way we’ve played recently.

Bucky’s charity bet: Rovers to win (vs Burton)