Bucky’s Blog: Rovers have enough quality to survive!

Doncaster Rovers v Barnsley.'Doncaster's Jordan Bowery  cahllenges with Barnsley's Emmanuel Frimpong.'15th February 2014. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe.
Doncaster Rovers v Barnsley.'Doncaster's Jordan Bowery cahllenges with Barnsley's Emmanuel Frimpong.'15th February 2014. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe.
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I don’t know if I’m looking at this with rose-tinted glasses on, but I still feel that Rovers have enough about them to avoid the drop.

When everyone is fit and available, and firing on all cyclinders, Paul Dickov has some quality players at his disposal.

They just seem to have a knack of raising their games against teams higher in the table, but losing to those around them.

We saw that last weekend at Yeovil, and hopefully they can avoid it this weekend at Bournemouth. Personally, I think any kind of result would have been a bonus at Yeovil because they aren’t a bad side - they’re just lacking a goalscorer.

Goals are so important - you look at Bournemouth’s Lewis Grabban, who has 13 - and when Billy Sharp comes back from suspension for the Huddersfield game, hopefully that will give everyone a lift.

The lad Jordan Bowery has yet to get off the mark, and that’s maybe a psychological thing. But once he, or Sharp, or anyone else bangs in a few goals, it will lift the team and give them a bit more confidence.

A few other results seemed to go against Rovers last weekend, like Barnsley winning, and it brought everyone a little bit more into line down at the bottom.

If the Yeovil game was important, the result down there makes the Bournemouth game even more vital - Rovers will want to open up a serious gap between them and the bottom three.

Barnsley could get something at Huddersfield this weekend, because it’s a local derby, and although Charlton are one of the worst teams I have seen this season, they seem to have this habit of grinding wins out.

That’s what Dickov’s men now have to do - dig in and grind out some results.