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Doncaster Rovers targeting Sky Bet Championship after Darren Ferguson appointment

16 October 2015

Doncaster Rovers chairman David Blunt outlined the club's aim of being a sustainable Sky Bet Championship side after the announcement of Darren Ferguson as their new manager.

Former Peterborough United boss Ferguson replaces Paul Dickov, who was sacked in early September after a poor start to the Sky Bet League 1 season.

PRESS: Darren Ferguson addresses the media following his appointment this morning

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Rovers remain towards the bottom of the division, sitting 20th with 11 points from 11 games, but ended a five-game winless streak by beating Barnsley last time out.

Chairman Blunt wants to see their fortunes turned around, eyeing the top six, and believes Ferguson, who managed the Posh in the Championship for two seasons, is the man to deliver that.

“Darren, who fought off up to 70 applicants, brings a 42 per cent win ratio and a record of attacking football,” Blunt told the press.

“He ticked a number of boxes and we want to get to the Play-Offs and ultimately be a sustainable Championship side.

“We wanted our man and we've got him. We've left no stone unturned.”

Ferguson parted ways with Peterborough for the second time in his managerial career in February, leaving Posh sitting 15th in Sky Bet League 1.

The 43-year-old, who has also managed Preston North End, believes his time out of the game is a positive, and is raring to go at the Keepmoat Stadium.

“I'm delighted to be here,” he said. “It's an exciting challenge. It's a sound football club and my aims match those of the board.

“Being out for six months gives you time to reflect, learn and take that into your next job.”

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