Date: 11th March 2018 at 6:54am
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Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson felt his players gave him everything as they battled to a goalless draw at Southend United.

The game had very few clear-cut chances with John Marquis and Alex Kiwomya both being denied by Southend goalkeeper Mark Oakley in one attack.

Southend had their best chance in the second half when Doncaster keeper Marko Marosi clawed out a Michael Turner header and Ferguson was happy with the character of his team.

‘I think the game was one of limited chances,’ Ferguson told BBC Radio Sheffield.

‘They had a couple first half, we had a couple first half and it was similar in the second half. Marko made a really good save.

‘I cannot fault my players. They gave me everything I asked.

‘It shows good character to come here after the defeat at Rotherham. Even in the last minute when they were putting crossed in the box, we dealt with them fine.

‘I don`t think we’ve had back-to-back defeats since September so again that shows the character of the team and the determination to work hard as a team.

‘As long as they keep doing that, I’ll always support them and protect them.”

Doncaster now have nine days between games to prepare for their Yorkshire derby against Bradford City at the Keepmoat on Monday 19TH March, a game that is being shown live on Sky TV.

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