Doncaster boss Darren Ferguson still has nightmares about last Iron trip

Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson has claimed that the 2-0 defeat to Scunthorpe at Glanford Park two years ago was one of his worst evening’s in football management.

Tom Hopper and David Mirfin goals sunk Donny that night, as Rovers continued on the run of form that ultimately led to their relegation to League Two.

Liam Mandeville is likely to be the only name on the team-sheet tonight that featured just under two years ago, as Rovers look to reap revenge.

Speaking to the Star, Ferguson said: “The last time we went there, it was one of the worst nights I’ve had as a manager.

“It was an horrendous night.

“I wouldn’t bring it up with the players but for me it was a bad one. It was a horrible night.

“It’s one that still angers me actually.”

Ferguson is under no illusion that tonight will be a difficult test for his in-form Rovers side – but is keen to carry on as they did in the second half of Saturday’s impressive 2-2 draw at Shrewsbury Town.

“It’s a derby so it’s a game where you just concentrate on the result.

“It’ll be a tough game. They’re a very experienced League One team.

“I think it’s going to be a very tight match. It’s a very hard ground to go to – tight pitch and the fans are right on you. We’re going to have to compete, there’s no doubt about that.”

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