Doncaster Rovers: ‘Signings show we’re serious’ - Dickov

Andy Williams
Andy Williams

Paul Dickov believes Rovers will be easier to sell to potential signings after the capture of Andy Williams and Thorsten Stuckmann.

The Rovers boss is confident the standing of the two new arrivals will make the club a much more attractive prospect as he hunts for further additions to aid a promotion push.

Both goalkeeper Stuckmann and striker Williams were involved in the race for the Championship last season.

Preston North End were keen to keep Stuckmann following their promotion while Williams netted 22 goals for play-off finalists Swindon Town.

Dickov believes the two are statement signings which show how serious the club is about pushing for League One’s top six next term.

“It does help massively when you’re trying to bring other players in when they see who you have already signed,” Dickov said.

“It’s only two players at the minute but it’s two high calibre signings, especially in this league.”

The arrival of both Stuckmann and Williams have ticked off top priorities on Dickov’s summer list.

He admits he is happy for Marko Marosi to deputise for Stuckmann and is content with his striking ranks.

But Dickov says he will bring in another forward, if the deal is right.

“I’m mindful of the strikers we’ve got here, and the two young players – Liam Mandeville and Jack McKay – who we want to bring through,” Dickov said.

“But if something comes up that is within our budget and that we can do, we’ll certainly do it because we have to be better than we were last year.”

Dickov confirmed his next priorities are a central midfielder, a centre half and two full backs.