Doncaster Rovers: Dickov speaks of pride in his players

Rovers' players thanks the crowd at the end of the Reading match.

Rovers' players thanks the crowd at the end of the Reading match.

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Paul Dickov has spoken of his pride in his players’ efforts this season but admits it will amount to nothing if the worst case scenario happens this afternoon.

Dickov insists his squad have stood up to be counted throughout the campaign and expects to get the same at Leicester this afternoon.

“It’s important to say the players have stood up for me all year,” Dickov said.

“In difficult circumstances with the injuries we’ve had, it’s been a fantastic effort.

“The fact we’re going into the last game of the season with it in our own hands it’s massive credit to the players.

“I knew it’d be a difficult season because of the quality of the teams in the division.

“If we finish outside the bottom three it would be a massive achievement.

“I’ve got a really good honest bunch of players here and I don’t think throughout the course of the season anyone can accuse them of not having a go.

“There’s been mistakes, decisions, injuries, but the one thing they do is have a good go.

“You do that and it always gives you a chance.

“But it’ll all mean nothing if we don’t get the result at Leicester.”

Rovers must match or better Birmingham’s result at Bolton today if they are to survive.

A draw for Rovers would bring Millwall into the relegation reckoning, if the Lions were to lose by two clear goals at home to Bournemouth.