Doncaster Rovers target first back-to-back league wins since March

All together now: Rovers' outfield players, to a man, celebrate Curtis Main's goal at Rochdale. Picture: Steve Uttley
All together now: Rovers' outfield players, to a man, celebrate Curtis Main's goal at Rochdale. Picture: Steve Uttley
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Doncaster Rovers will aim to get another monkey off their back this weekend.

In-form Rovers are yet to win back-to-back league games this season and they have done it only once since Paul Dickov took charge.

But Saturday’s trip to League One bottom club Crewe presents Dickov’s men with a great chance of ending that hoodoo.

Doncaster’s late show at Rochdale last weekend secured a third win in four games, and also Rovers’ ninth victory on the road this season.

And two more away games, firstly at Gresty Road, followed by Tuesday’s rearranged trip to Barnsley, present 16th placed Rovers with a realistic chance of moving up the League One table.

Meanwhile, Dickov has given the biggest indication yet about the extent of the club’s ambitions this season - admitting the play-offs were not a priority before a ball was kicked.

Asked if the play-offs were out of reach, he replied: “No, definitely not. The play-offs were something that were there at the start of the season but it wasn’t something that was a main priority for us.

“We wanted to make sure we could get a decent team together this year and make sure we could finish as high up the league as we possibly could.

“There’s a lot of big teams with big squads and big resources in this league and we want to compete with them. We’ll do our best to do that.”

Rovers’ last back-to-back league wins came in March when they beat Huddersfield and Watford at the Keepmoat Stadium in the space of four days.