Doncaster Rovers 0 Shrewsbury 1: Avoiding relegation is our aim now, admits Ferguson

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Doncaster Rovers suffered a blow in their relegation battle when they lost at home to Shrewsbury in League One.

Shaun Whalley netted the all-important goal on 62 minutes to stun the Keepmoat crowd.

Defeat leaves Rovers - without a win in 10 games - just two points above the relegation zone.

Boss Darren Ferguson said: “There’s no getting away from it - we’re on an horrendous run and I’m really disappointed with the result.

“We started the game well but I knew their manager would get into them at half-time and they won a lot more second balls after the interval.

“We just can’t seem to sustain it over the 90 minutes at the moment but it doesn’t matter whether we played good, bad or indifferent, we just have to dig a win out from somewhere.

“I don’t think we will see many pretty games between now and the end of the season but I’m still positive that we’ve got enough about us to stay up.

“I’ll be happy if the season ended now with us fifth from the bottom because that’s all the aim is and then we can reassess and start again next season.

“We’ve gone from a team that was hard to beat to one that’s struggling to win. When that happens you can either feel sorry for yourself or get ready to go again and be determined to change things.

“It’s not really a question of one or the other because there’s only one answer to that.”

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