But the former Scotland captain, now caretaker manager at Bloomfield Road, was hardly worried about the fashion it came in as the Seasiders enjoyed just their second victory in 21 games.
Nahki Wells had a goal disallowed after the break and James Vaughan was wasteful, while substitute Andy Keogh had the chance to put the result to bed late on for Blackpool but could not find the finish.
Blackpool are now nine points clear of safety and, while he remains unhappy with their 18th place in the Sky Bet Championship, Ferguson is content for the wins to come in any way, shape or form.
"I'm delighted. It wasn't a great game to watch but at this stage of the season it is all about getting three points and we did that with hard work," said Ferguson.
The win came in windy conditions, and Ferguson said: "It turned into a bit of a battle as I knew it would.
"But I couldn't ask for any more in terms of their effort and commitment. It was what I demanded and it was what I got."
It was a second successive home victory for Blackpool, who failed to muster a win in December, January or February.
"We are still in a place in the league that I don't want to be," said Ferguson. "I'm not going to take my foot off the gas because we have simply won a couple of home games.
"We have got difficult games coming up and I want to get as many points on the board to get us over the line. We will see what happens."
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