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Darren Ferguson hopeful of ‘good reception’ on Peterborough return

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Former Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson is “hopeful of a good reception” on his return to London Road with new club Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

Ferguson is hoping for a welcome return to his former club

Ferguson is hoping for a welcome return to his former club

The 43-year-old Scot guided the Posh to three promotions in two spells over seven years before leaving by mutual consent in February.

Ferguson made a victorious start to his Rovers reign on Tuesday with a 2-1 win at Shrewsbury on Tuesday night which leaves the Yorkshire outfit a point and one place above the bottom four in SkyBet League One.

“It will be nice to go back,” Ferguson, the son of former Manchester United manager Sir Alex, told the club’s official website.

“I haven’t had much time to think about it to be honest as I’m organising the team.

“They [Peterborough] are scoring and conceding a lot of goals – I remember that from my time there – so they look an entertaining team but we’ll have to be disciplined to a degree against them.”

Ferguson is still familiar with several members of the Peterborough team but says his focus is solely on helping Rovers to record successive wins for the first time this season.

“I know quite a few of the players. Hopefully I get a good reception but that’s not going to be my main priority. My main priority is to go back and get three points,” he said.

“I always go in to games respectful of the opposition and Saturday will be no different, it’s not about me, it’s about us and Doncaster getting three points and it’s as simple as that.”

After Keshi Anderson’s late goal at the New Meadow gave Ferguson a winning start since replacing Paul Dickov, the former Preston boss hopes to instill ‘good habits’ and ‘confidence’ back into the Rovers players.

“Saturday is a really important game. If you can go and get back to back wins it enhances the confidence,” he added.

Doncaster Rovers currently sit in 20th place in Sky Bet League One, just one point off of the relegation zone in the division.

Meanwhile, Ferguson’s former team Peterborough occupy a mid-table berth in 13th place in League One, having accumulated 18 points from 14 league games.

Doncaster Rovers fans…… DO you feel you can beat the Posh? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


Adam is a keen follower of the SkyBet Football League and has written for a number of sport-related websites as an aspiring sports journalist.

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