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Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has said that he is looking forward to returning to Doncaster Rovers this weekend, stating that he is not thinking about last season’s controversial game at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson is remaining focused on the task ahead of him as he returns to former club Doncaster Rovers.

Last season, tensions boiled over in a controversial 3-1 loss at the Keepmoat Stadium as Doncaster Rovers dented Posh’s play-off hopes. Tyler Denton was sent off and when Conor O’Malley deliberately kicked the ball out of play, Doncaster played on and went on to score.

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Now, Darren Ferguson has said he will not be focusing on last season’s controversial events. He said to the Peterborough Telegraph:

“I’m not thinking about what happened last season at all. I enjoyed my time as manager there, but going back to a former club doesn’t affect me in any way. I want to win this game like any other game.

“I’m looking forward to a good game against a strong, technical side who play on a good pitch in an excellent stadium. We will have a huge away following and we are playing very well so all I’m anticipating is a high-quality match between two good sides.

“Doncaster have changed from last season. They have a different manager and different players, but they still have good quality and they will still play an attractive style. They have scored plenty of late goals which is no accident. The manager had drilled resilience into them. They will keep going to the final whistle. They will be a tough nut to crack, but we will have a right go.

“We are in a good place though. We weren’t at our best at Tranmere on Tuesday night, but we didn’t get beaten by a side who played very well.

“I’m pretty satisfied with our position after eight games, especially as we lost the first two games. We are unbeaten in six and heading in the right direction. We had some good feedback from the players about where it went wrong on Tuesday and as long as the players keep listening and wanting to learn and improve I am happy.”


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