Doncaster Rovers: Dickov does not rule out further signings in January window

Paul Dickov
Paul Dickov

Paul Dickov has not ruled out making further signings in the January transfer window.

Goalkeeper Stephen Bywater is expected to make his Doncaster debut in today’s South Yorkshire derby with Barnsley.

Dickov also hopes to wrap up a deal for former Manchester City midfielder Abdul Razak after agreeing terms with the 22-year-old Ivorian.

Rovers’ boss, however, has not ruled out the possibility of further additions.

“We’re looking, we’re talking to people,” said Dickov.

“Whether that’s going to be imminent or not, I can’t really say.

“We want to strengthen all over but you can’t really do that because you’ll end up with a 40-man squad.

“We’ve got certain targets that we’re looking at but we’ll keep that to ourselves.”

Given Rovers’ struggle for goals, Dickov was inevitably asked this week whether a new striker was on his wish-list.

He replied: “Would I like to bring in a striker? Yes. Would the other 91 league managers like to as well? Yes.

“We want to strengthen.

“I don’t want to be too hard on the strikers because they’ve done an unbelievable job for the team.

“We talk about a bit of quality in the final third but that’s not always aimed at just the strikers. Everyone else has to chip in and show that quality as well.”