Doncaster Rovers: Lengthy boss search took its toll says Tyson

Nathan Tyson
Nathan Tyson

Nathan Tyson has admitted that Rovers' 35 day search for a new manager took its toll on the players.

The striker said the uncertainty during the period between the sacking of Paul Dickov and the appointment of Darren Ferguson - which he labelled a 'circus act' - was difficult.

But he does believe Rovers got the right man for the job in the end.

"The lads, I think it did take a toll on them because they just didn't know," Tyson said.

"Every day it was like, 'this person has been linked to the job, I don't want that person and I'd like that person.'

"It was getting a bit of a circus act to be honest.

"That's no disrespect to the owners. I just wish they could have done it sooner.

"But you know they've got lots of talks, finances and things like that to go through. Respect for them for that.

"I'm just glad it was done and I feel like we've got the right man for the job."

Tyson was out with injury during the entire recruitment process and said it was frustration to not be able to assist his team mates in improving results under interim boss Rob Jones.

He said: "It was frustrating for me to not be part of that and try to help Rob secure the job or get the results we wanted or help the team out."

The 33-year-old is pleased with the progress made since Ferguson's appointment and feels the message and methods of the new Rovers boss are being taken on board.

"It's about getting into the routine of how the gaffer wants things to be done," he said.

"Everyone is taking that on board and everyone is positive about it. It's about adjusting to the change.

"Now he's here, it's about instilling in us what he wants quickly but efficiently as possible.

"That's what I feel is happening right now and it's being drilled into us the way he plays and does things.

"It's settling in well with the lads."