Doncaster Rovers: Ferguson 'disappointed' at Coventry draw

Darren Ferguson
Darren Ferguson

Darren Ferguson admitted he was disappointed Rovers only came away with a point from their trip to League One leaders Coventry City.

Rovers twice came back from behind to earn a 2-2 draw with Coventry at a rain-battered Ricoh Arena.

And Nathan Tyson could have secured a hat trick in the dying moments only to see his chip come back off the bar.

"I've said to the players that I'm disappointed for them that they haven't got the three points," Ferguson said.

"We gave as good as we got against a good team that are going well.

"It was pleasing to see us come back twice because that's not happened enough this season, certainly in terms when we've been behind we've lost games.

"We knew we'd be a threat on the counter attack and some of our football was really good.

"I'm pleased with the performance but not overly pleased with the result.

"Saying that though, it was against a good team."

Ferguson confirmed Felipe Mattioni suffered a calf injury which forced him off after just 25 minutes.

And he felt that had an effect on his side.

He said: "At that point I thought we were comfortable and they were getting a wee bit frustrated.

"I just felt the way their forwards play, that quick, it caught Luke McCullough a bit cold when he came on. Not that he did too much wrong.

"They've got some quick strikers.

"In the main, I felt we dealt with it well."

Nathan Tyson required stitches in his cheek after a collision in the first half.

Rovers had six men booked to Coventry's none and had two penalty shouts turned down.

Ferguson said: "We've had two penalties there and they were stone wall penalties. How we don't get them is unbelievable.

"I thought the referee was poor today."