Doncaster Rovers boss says he had to get stuck into the players at half -time as they turned around a deficit to pick up another three points.
John Marquis scored twice in the second half to help them win 2-1 at MK Dons after the home side had led at half- time.
MK Dons deservedly led thanks to an Ike Ugbo goal and it could have been more but for some last-ditch defending and some good goalkeeping from Marko Marosi.
Marquis pulled Doncaster level early in the second half and his second goal of the game just past the hour ensured Doncaster returned to Yorkshire with all three points.
Ferguson was delighted with the response of his players in the second half after what he described as a ‘disappointing first half’
“I thought we were very good in the second half. We found a way of winning the game,” Ferguson told BBC Radio Sheffield.
“The first half was nowhere near, we were never at it at all. I was pleased it was just 1-0. We didn’t play with any energy and we lost every individual battle, they were far superior to us in the first half.
“I was really disappointed.
“In the second half, we changed a few things. I had to get stuck into them and they responded magnificently well.
“The goal straight after half time gave us a boost and it was a very important win.”
The win for Doncaster extended their unbeaten run to five games, picking up a possible 11 points from 15.
Despite the win, they remain in 14th place in League One and just eight points above the relegation places.
Doncaster still have six games remaining in the final three weeks of the season starting with a home clash against Bury on Tuesday night and they will hope to extend their unbeaten run and climb into the top half of the table.
Bury will arrive at the Keepmoat Stadium with nothing to play for but pride after they were relegated on Saturday following their home defeat against Northampton Town.