My selection dilemma, by Doncaster Rovers boss Ferguson

Keshi Anderson: Came on near the end - photo: Howard Roe
Keshi Anderson: Came on near the end - photo: Howard Roe

Darren Ferguson admitted he was presented with a serious selection headache ahead of Doncaster Rovers’ win over Blackpool.

The Rovers substitutes bench was the strongest it has been all season and included new loan signing Craig Alcock and the highly-rated Keshi Anderson.

Ferguson kept faith with the same side that beat Stalybridge Celtic in the FA Cup the week before.

But he confessed it was not a simple choice.

“It was two difficult decisions really, Craig and Keshi,” Ferguson said.

“The longer the week went I felt I should stick with what I’d got.

“Sometimes you change it for changing’s sake. There was no need really.

“I’d seen enough in the last two games to keep it as it was. It was a solid bench with Wellens, Cameron Stewart and Keshi.

“Keshi was a difficult one. I just felt the front two had done well. They give you a real platform.

“I don’t think there will be a strike force out there as hard working as Williams and Tyson. Keshi is the same.

“A lot came into my thinking. Nathan Tyson playing against his old club and things like that.

“Keshi knows that if people are at it and doing their job, it’s not an easy choice. He’s had his injury and it’s unfortunate.”

“Is it a difficult decision for next weekend? I don’t know.

“The players did fine and I’ll see how they train.

“It’s important how they train this week.”

Both Alcock and Anderson were introduced as substitutes for the last 15 minutes.

Mitchell Lund was taken off late in the game with a shoulder injury after a bad fall but Ferguson expects no lasting effects.