Doncaster Rovers: Dickov happy with defensive options

Paul Dickov is keen to stick rather than twist due to a shortage of left backs available in the loan market.

The Rovers boss was tipped to bring in a player during the international break after James Husband was ruled out for three months.

But the performance of stand-in Reece Wabara against Leicester, plus a lack of enticing options on offer means Dickov is likely to stick with the same back four at Reading today.

“We would definitely like to get cover in if we could,” Dickov told The Star. “But there seems to be a shortage of left backs at the minute, particularly of ones that clubs are willing to let go out.

“If we have to go with what we’ve got then we will.

“People will be looking at that position thinking it’s a problem but in two of the last three games we’ve kept clean sheets and looked defensively solid.

“Why change it?

“One of the reasons we brought Reece Wabara in was that he could cover across the back four.

“Funnily enough, I thought Reece had his best game for us playing at left back.

“We’re speaking to clubs about left backs but I’m pleased with what I’ve got.

“And we don’t want to ruin what we’ve built with this squad.”

Dickov confirmed that all players have returned from international duty fit though Theo Robinson only reported back for training due to long travelling time with Jamaica.

He also revealed Wabara and Paul Quinn have recovered from knocks that troubled them during the win over Leicester.