FERGIE FIRED UP TO LIFT REELING ROVERS
DONCASTER Rovers may currently be plumbing the depths of League One but new boss Darren Ferguson insists the sky is the limit under his management.
Defender Rob Jones had been in temporary charge after Paul Dickov was sacked early last month, but Ferguson, who had been out of a job since leaving Peterborough in February, was appointed on Friday.
And he faces an uphill task at the Keepmoat Stadium, with Rovers looking more likely to drop down to League Two than mount a promotion charge at present.
Before the weekend they had collected just 11 points from their first 11 League One games yet Ferguson, who has appointed Gavin Strachan as his assistant, is in no doubt the club belong in the Championship.
“I’m delighted to be here, it’s an exciting challenge. It’s a sound football club and my aims match those of the board,” said the Scot, 43.
“When we met on Monday, our philosophies and visions completely matched and that was the most telling factor.
“It’s an exciting challenge. We want to be a Championship club.That’s clear from talks I have had and what I expect.
“I have looked at the squad in detail and games, and it’s a good blend of experience and youth.
“I have had a good break and am ready to go now.”
One of the key causes of Donny’s poor start to the season is their woeful form in front of goal – finding the net just nine times in League One prior to Ferguson’s appointment.
It’s one criticism that couldn’t be levelled against Ferguson’s Peterborough sides, with Posh scoring 72 goals on their way to League One promotion in 2013-14.
“In the past my teams have always played attractive football and that’s very important,” Ferguson added. “I’m going to give my absolute all to this club and the supporters.”
HUNGRY: Darren Ferguson