Doncaster Rovers: ‘We’re playing against the best team in the division’

Doncaster manager Paul Dickov.
Doncaster manager Paul Dickov.

Paul Dickov believes his side will be lining up against the ‘best team’ in the Championship tomorrow.

Queens Park Rangers go into the trip at the Keepmoat Stadium sitting in third in the division but level on points with table-topping Burnley and Leicester in second place.

Meanwhile, Rovers will be keen to bounce back from their weeknight defeat to Charlton which sees the Doncaster club languishing in 20th in the table.

And with QPR unbeaten in their last four, Dickov is all too aware of the threat the high-flying London outfit pose - as well as their manager.

“The players will want to pick themselves up against the best team in the division,” he said.

When asked if he believes the Rs are the ones to beat this season, he added: “Without a shadow of a doubt.

“The quality they have got in their squad, they have got a team of top, top players who could all play in the Premier League. Harry [Redknapp] is a top manager who I get on great with.”

But the Scotsman firmly believes that there will not be as much pressure on Rovers to get a result against QPR which will in fact help them.

The Doncaster chief is also taking heart from how they did in games such as the 1-0 win over title-hunting Leicester City.

“It will be a great test for us but we have played a lot of good teams up there and done well against them so we want to do that again,” he said.

“There has been nothing expected of us and then we have got results.”

Dickov admitted Reece Wabara was an injury concern. The on-loan full-back is still struggling with a foot injury sustained in the Watford defeat.