Date: 5th May 2018 at 7:16pm
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Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson was not present at the final game of the season against Wigan Athletic after his dad, Sir Alex Ferguson, was taken seriously ill.

The former Manchester United manager suffered a brain haemorrhage and was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery.

The Doncaster Rovers official website issued a statement just after kick-off this evening to state that Ferguson was missing the final home game of the season due to family reasons.

The statement read:

Rovers manager Darren Ferguson will not be at Saturday’s game due to family reasons.

Gavin Strachan will oversee the final game of the Sky Bet League One season in the manager’s absence.

Darren asks for privacy and will provide an update through the club during the week.

Assistant Gavin Strachan replaced Ferguson in charge of the clash against Champions-elect Wigan Athletic.

Vital Doncaster wishes Sir Alex a speedy recovery and our thoughts are with Darren and his family.