Doncaster Rovers: The comeback kids!

Doncaster Rovers' Paul Quinn (third left) celebrates his winning goal against QPR with his teammates, from left, James Coppinger, Dean Furman and Richie Wellens.
Doncaster Rovers' Paul Quinn (third left) celebrates his winning goal against QPR with his teammates, from left, James Coppinger, Dean Furman and Richie Wellens.

Paul Dickov hailed his side’s newfound powers of recovery after they tore up the form book against QPR and Birmingham.

Prior to Saturday’s stunning come from behind win against Rangers, Rovers had lost EVERY game this season in which they had conceded the first goal.

But that worrying trend, which had happened in nine games, came to an abrupt halt this week with a very useful four-point haul.

The tally lifted Rovers to 15th in the Championship following their creditable 1-1 draw at St Andrews on Tuesday night.

“That’s twice in the space of four days that we have come from a goal down and picked up points,” said Dickov.

“It’s very pleasing. I tend to read a lot and there’s been plenty said about the fact we’d not come back from going behind.

“So it’s pleasing to lay that particular ghost to rest.”

Playmaker Richie Wellens was withdrawn as a precaution at half time at Birmingham - prior to David Cotterill’s stunning late equaliser - and should be fit for Saturday’s trip to Bolton.

Meanwhile, Sequentia Capital have not ruled out the possibility of supporting Rovers financially, despite the latest collapse in takeover talks.

The Irish-led consortium, who say they have purchased a 37 per cent shareholding in Rovers, were formally rebuffed again last week when the club announced they had concluded negotiations without a deal being agreed.

However, Sequentia’s frontman Kevin Phelan has since vowed: “We are here to help if we are wanted.”

On the takeover refusal, a spokesperson for Rovers said: “It is important for us that any deal involving ownership of Doncaster Rovers would secure a long term future for the club.

“Recent negotiations have not provided enough detail to give us these assurances and as such we will continue under the current ownership to make Doncaster Rovers the club we know it can be.”