Doncaster Rovers: Coppinger is well prepared

Long-serving Rovers midfielder James Coppinger is enjoying working with manager Paul Dickov as he looks to improve his goal-scoring record. Picture by Steve Flynn/AHPIX.com

Long-serving Rovers midfielder James Coppinger is enjoying working with manager Paul Dickov as he looks to improve his goal-scoring record. Picture by Steve Flynn/AHPIX.com

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James Coppinger says he and his Doncaster Rovers team-mates are going into each of their games fully prepared.

The midfielder has been impressed with the impact of new boss Paul Dickov and believes his style of coaching - which included a heavy pre-season - will only benefit the Championship’s new boys.

Coppinger says the Scotsman makes sure his side are well-versed before heading into each game to give them as much knowledge as possible on their opponents.

“We play a certain way. Every manager is different and has a different philosophy and we’re trying think about everything he (Dickov) wants to do,” said the 32-year-old.

“We’re going into every game full of information on the other team so we’re well prepared.

“It’s only early days but the longer the season goes the better we will get.

“As far as fitness and the pre-season, that was very difficult but the lads were looking strong, he (Dickov) is how he was as a player.”

Despite being dropped against his former club Nottingham Forest in Saturday’s 2-2 draw, Coppinger is enjoying his career under the guidance of Dickov which has seen him take on a more attacking role.

However, the ex-Darlington trainee admitted there was still room for improvement, adding: “I’d prefer to score goals and create more but I think that will come.”