Doncaster Rovers: ‘No rush’ on new backroom staff

Brian Horton is tipped for a role in Paul Dickov's backroom staff.
Brian Horton is tipped for a role in Paul Dickov's backroom staff.

Paul Dickov is in no rush to bring his own staff in to the Keepmoat.

Since his appointment last month, Dickov has been expected to add his own men to work alongside director of football Brian Flynn, player-coach Rob Jones and goalkeeper coach Lee Butler.

Former Manchester City boss Brian Horton and Hartlepool chief scout Paul Baker have both been tipped for roles with Rovers.

But Dickov says he has other matters to attend to before he turns his attention to the staff with whom he will surround himself.

“There’s a lot going on at the minute and things like that can go on the backburner,” Dickov said.

“I need to concentrate on stuff that’s happening at the stadium and down at the training ground.

“But I have pinpointed people who I’d like to come in.

“These are people who will compliment the staff who are already here.”

The Star understands former assistant manager David Williams has left the club following the end of his short term deal.

Top of Dickov’s agenda this week is player recruitment with his squad set to return for pre-season training next Monday.

Dickov has spoken regularly of his wish for his squad to train together for as much of pre-season as possible and is keen to bring in targets before the end of this week.

Rovers were yesterday drawn at home to Rochdale in the first round of the Capital One Cup.

Next season’s Championship fixtures will be released tomorrow at 9am.