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Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson was struggling to come to terms with Sunday’s loss to the Iron, and believes his side had the better chances.
Lee Novak’s first goal for United after ten minutes settled a tight affair at the Keepmoat, but the away side looked comfortable throughout – barring a 15 minute period at the start of the second half – after another phenomenal defensive performance on our travels.
Speaking after his side’s derby day loss, Ferguson said: “It is another game we feel that we should have taken something out of, but we haven’t done and were disappointed with that.
“I am disappointed for the fans because no-one likes to lose derby matches and we’ve lost one day.”
Donny are now 19th in League One with only one win to their name, and the Rovers manager was certain that his side squandered the ‘best two opportunities’.
“We lose a man for the set-piece, they go and score and then we miss the two best chances in the game and should have been up 2-1,” he continued.
“We should have scored at least two goals, we had the two best chances in the game. At Northampton my goalkeeper had one save to make. Against Scunthorpe he had one shot to save.
“I’m thinking how are we losing these games? Everyone will have the same answer, surely. It’s not rocket science. If a postman doesn’t deliver the letters he isn’t doing his job right. Simple as that.
“If the strikers don’t score goals, they aren’t doing their jobs
“I look at it and think was it a good performance? Should we have won? We certainly shouldn’t have lost. We have to find a way of winning these games.”
The Iron did hit the bar late on, which would have sealed all three points, but that must not have been a good enough goal scoring opportunity for Darren.