‘Just another game’ for Ferguson back at Posh

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DARREN FERGUSON insists he has nothing to prove ahead of his return to former club Peterborough.

Doncaster Rovers’ manager has had two stints in charge at London Road, the latest of which ended in February when he was sacked.

Posh handed Ferguson his first managerial post in January, 2007 and he delivered back-to-back promotions and a first season of Championship football for 15 years.

Ferguson left in November, 2009 with Posh bottom of the Championship, but returned in January, 2011 to steer Posh to promotion from League One for a second time and also lifted the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at Wembley to make club history.

The 43-year-old says he will not be losing any sleep on what sort of reception he receives, with his only interest being getting a positive result for Rovers, who started off life under him with a much-needed 2-1 win at Shrewsbury.

Ferguson, who has confirmed that Luke McCullough will start for Rovers this afternoon, said: “I had a good time there. I know it’s a cliché, but it’s just another game for me.

“I am not going to overthink it. The facts are in black and white and I’d like to think I will go back and get a decent reception.

“If I don’t, then so be it.”

Rovers will be without centre-back Gary Mackenzie (thigh) for a fortnight and Ferguson admits that some incoming transfer activity may occur in the near future.

He added: “I’ve made tentative inquiries. I have to in case we get other injuries.

“With Gary being out maybe two weeks I have to be considering making sure I’m prepared.

“I’ve made certain phone calls. But for Saturday, I’m happy to go with that we’ve got.”