Doncaster Rovers: Dickov ‘ignores takeover talk’

Paul Dickov says he is only interested in the current situation facing him at Rovers.

Paul Dickov says he is only interested in the current situation facing him at Rovers.

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Paul Dickov insists he has not been affected by the takeover saga which rumbles on in the background of Rovers’ steady start to the season.

Sequentia Capital – the group interested in buying Rovers – this week agreed a deal to purchase around a 1.3 per cent stake in the club from shareholders Trevor Milton and Michael Garrity.

Also this week, Rovers issued a statement to say the club would remain in the hands of the current owners and subsequently said they had no knowledge of any sale of shares to Sequentia.

Dickov says he has not concerned himself with talk of big cash injections or change of ownership.

He said: “It’s something that I couldn’t let affect me and it didn’t.

“There was a lot of talk especially in pre-season about it but all my efforts and thoughts have to go into what is happening now.

“I’ve got a fantastic board who have backed me and who I get on great with.

“And we’ve got a team that, even though we won’t win every game, are competing very well in a very tough league.”

Rovers chief executive Gavin Baldwin insists there are procedures to go through before share sales are ratified. “Any transfer a shareholder wishes to make is subject to the club’s constitution,” he said. “Until all steps have been concluded, of which the directors must approve, there is no effective transfer anyway.”