Wing backs? It’s what we do that matters says Dickov

Huddersfield's on-song striker James Vaughan.
Huddersfield's on-song striker James Vaughan.

Paul Dickov insists Rovers will not give too much concern to Huddersfield’s deployment of wing backs.

The 3-5-2 system currently favoured by Town boss Mark Robins is rarely used in English football and has helped the West Yorkshire outfit to a strong start to the season.

But Doncaster manager Dickov says his players will be instructed to concentrate on their own game first and foremost.

“I’m a big believer that you do your homework on the opposition and respect them,” Dickov said.

“But if your team does its job properly, regardless of the system you’re playing against, it’s all down to 11versus 11 out there.

“If you’re disciplined without the ball, regardless of the system you’re playing or the opposition are playing, you’ve got a chance.” Dickov also says his side will not be paying too much attention to on-form striker James Vaughan – even though he knows plenty about him.

He said: “I played with Vaughany at Derby.

“He’s a threat, he’s quick, he’s strong. He’s the in-form striker in the division. On a personal note I’m delighted for him because I know he’s had a lot of injury problems.

“He’s showing people now the player everybody thought he was going to be.

“As long as he stays fit he’s going to be a right handful.

“But we can’t just concentrate on him because Huddersfield have got players all over that can hurt us.

“Mark Robins’ teams will play good attacking football, regardless of the system or the players so we’re going to have to be at our best.”

Vaughan has netted eight goals in just seven games so far this season after his £1m transfer from Norwich.