Fergie: I loved every minute

Barry Ferguson
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Barry Ferguson was denied a first win in caretaker charge of Blackpool but he felt he had done a good job despite watching Billy Sharp nick a late point for Doncaster.

Andy Halliday looked to have given the home side a win with his debut strike on 78 minutes but Sharp popped up with a late header to salvage a 1-1 draw for the visitors.

It was one-way traffic in the first half as a rejuvenated Blackpool side looked to stem a run of nine defeats in 10 games.

“I loved every minute of it; you could see that on the sidelines,” said Ferguson. “I’m just gutted for the boys because they gave me absolutely everything out there.

“I was nervous when I woke up. It was a mixture of emotions, I was nervous, excited.

“But I knew after the training session on Thursday when I took the boys - they gave me hard work and commitment and I knew they’d do that for me today.

“It was probably the shortest team talk they’ve ever had. I just gave them a couple of minutes on Doncaster but I wanted to focus on us. Today was about us.

“We played some good stuff today and got the one goal but we could’ve had more.

“I’ve decided as soon as or if I take over then I’ll hang up my boots, it wasn’t difficult not to pick myself today.”