Doncaster Rovers: ‘Our togetherness will see us through’ - Dickov

Rovers manager Paul Dickov.
Rovers manager Paul Dickov.
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Paul Dickov hailed his side’s deserved win over Queens Park Rangers and then declared: ‘more of that, and we’ll do just fine in this division’.

Rovers bounced back from their dismal defeat at Charlton in midweek by coming from behind to stun Harry Redknapp’s promotion chasers.

And following his team’s disciplined and spirited display, Dickov was keen to pay tribute to the togetherness in his injury-hit squad.

“It was a massive effort from everybody - and not just the lads that were playing,” said Dickov, following Saturday’s 2-1 win.

“The boys that are injured are in the dressing room before, during and after the game.

“And the subs are going just as mad as me on the bench, wanting their teammates to do well.

“It’s that togetherness that will see us through.

“If we keep that, and get it consistently, along with the quality we’ve got in the team we can do well.

“What we can’t afford to do is get carried away by one result,” he added.

“We’ve got two really tough away games coming up now.

“All I’ll ask of the players is to give the same application, the same desire and same work rate.

“We’re not going to play well every week and we’re not going to win every game.

“But if we get from the players what we got on Saturday, and at other times during the season as well, we’ll have a great chance of picking up results.”

Paul Quinn’s 89th minute winner was the full back’s first goal for Doncaster.

Saturday’s come-from-behind victory was also the first time in ten attempts this season that Rovers conceded the first goal but did not go onto lose the game.

“I’ve read quite a lot about that stat and it was nice to finally lay that ghost to rest,” said Dickov.