DUNCAN Ferguson believes Forest Green Rovers can still beat the drop from Sky Bet League One after he claimed his first win as boss with a shock 1-0 victory over promotion-chasing Sheffield Wednesday.

Jordon Garrick poked home a low cross from the right in the 35th minute to give Ferguson’s last-placed side the lead after a dominant first-half performance.

Cotswold Journal: Jordan Garrick celebrates putting his side 1-0 upJordan Garrick celebrates putting his side 1-0 up (Image: Wayne Tuckwell)

Wednesday, who would have gone top with a win, came close to equalising in the 67th minute but Lee Gregory was denied by the combined efforts of Ross Doohan and Udoka Godwin-Malife.

Rovers manager Ferguson, who replaced Ian Burchnall in late January, has to bridge an 11-point gap to safety, but he told Sky Sports: "It shows that we are capable of getting results.

"We deserve more than we have got, today you could see how good the shape was, how hard the players have been working.

"Anything is possible, there are games to play and win and if we can play like that in every game then why can’t we win them all?

Cotswold Journal: Duncan Ferguson won his first game as Forest Green boss on SundayDuncan Ferguson won his first game as Forest Green boss on Sunday (Image: Wayne Tuckwell)

"I think everybody deserved that today, the boys put in an incredible shift and it was a proud moment for myself and the fans to topple one of the big boys in the league.

"You’ve got to be perfect for most of the game and I thought we were perfect for most of the game. They never created any chances, they played long balls in the box and we defended well.

"We created the more chances, the better chances, we should have been two or three up but the boys were absolutely fantastic today.”