VIDEO: ‘We gave Millwall a free win’ - Ferguson

Rovers' James Coppinger is brought down by  Millwall's Ben Thompson
Rovers' James Coppinger is brought down by Millwall's Ben Thompson

Doncaster boss Darren Ferguson criticised his misfiring side as they crashed to defeat at Millwall.

Steve Morison’s double proved the difference as the Lions eased to victory at home. Defeat was a second in a row for Ferguson’s side who have now conceded six goals and not scored in their last two outings.

“We’ve given them a free win really,” admitted Ferguson. “The fans stuck with us, but they need results and positive football. However, the final ball needs to be better. We want to play common sense football and we need to get defenders in. We kept the ball a bit too well. We had a chance to frustrate Millwall and go from there. But I’ve not seen anything like the first goal – and that was a mistake from our most experienced player.”

Morison netted in the fifth and eighth minutes, but missed a hatful of chances and could have easily bagged a hat-trick.

Perhaps surprisingly Lions manager Neil Harris admitted: “We certainly weren’t at our best tonight. We didn’t hit the standards we’ve been hitting in recent weeks. It should have been game over after 15 minutes and after 30 minutes, but I was a happy man at half-time.

“They were two good goals from Steve Morison and overall I’m delighted with the win and the three points. He’s enjoying his football and giving us an outlet in every game. I’m delighted for him because he deserves those goals. We proved tonight that we are making small steps forward, but we can get better. And we will. I think the fans are understanding and embracing our style of play. We’re on a good run, but we need to maintain our standards.”