Doncaster Rovers: This is just the start - Ferguson

Keshi Anderson celebrates scoring a late winner. Photo: Steve Flynn
Keshi Anderson celebrates scoring a late winner. Photo: Steve Flynn

Darren Ferguson insists he has barely begun working on the Doncaster Rovers squad despite starting his managerial tenure with victory.

The new boss was delighted with the winning start delivered by a 2-1 triumph at Shrewsbury Town.

But he also warned there is plenty to work on with his players over the coming weeks.

“It’s a great feeling to win a game - the dressing room is happy and hopefully we continue it,” Ferguson said.

“It’s only the start though.

“We went into the game to win it.

“We didn’t want to lose it and there was one or two times when we could have got done on the counter attack.

“At 1-1 they got on top but I thought there was only one winner in the second half. We played with a lot more freedom.

“There’s loads to work on.

“But what pleased me was the character and determination to win the game. To keep pushing to win it. That was really pleasing.”

Ferguson dropped Andy Williams to the bench, feeling the striker needed a ‘mental break’ after struggling to find his feet at the club.

He said: “Andy has had a big move. His wife and his kids just moved up here. It’s a lot to take in.

“I just think looking at him from Saturday, he seemed like he’d lost a little bit of confidence.

“I really like him as a player, I said that to him on Friday. He was really good with Swindon.

“Sometimes mentally they need to come out and have a break.”

Gary MacKenzie was forced off with a thigh muscle injury and Ferguson confessed he may have to look to the loan market with the squad low on defensive cover.