Doncaster Rovers: ‘We’re hitting the targets we were set’ - Dickov

Paul Dickov was frustrated with his side's defeat at Yeovil but says it will re-focus his side ahead of tomorrow's trip to Bournemouth.
Paul Dickov was frustrated with his side's defeat at Yeovil but says it will re-focus his side ahead of tomorrow's trip to Bournemouth.

Doncaster Rovers are hitting their targets and still on course for survival, Paul Dickov insists.

And, ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Bournemouth, the Scot reckons last weekend’s defeat at Yeovil could yet prove to be a blessing in disguise.

Gabriel Tamas.

Gabriel Tamas.

“I still believe we have more than enough to stay up,” said Dickov.

“Losing last week might not be a bad thing for the group.

“We’ve been playing well recently and picking up points, but sometimes a little setback like that can help players re-focus.

“What it has done is let me get right into them this week and let them know exactly where we are and what we need to do.

“I know what people are like expectation-wise,” he added.

“If you’re 18th, people want you to finish 15th, if you’re tenth, people want seventh.

“We knew what our aim was this year.

“At the moment we’re hitting the targets we were set. We just need to keep that going.

“The players have been fantastic this season.

“We’re going to lose games every now and again, that’s the reality. It’s how we react to it.”

Rovers are heading to Dean Court with the bit between their teeth, according to Dickov.

“I’ve not had to lift the lads one bit this week,” he said. “If anything, there’s more of a determination to put things right.

“Last Saturday might not be a bad thing really.

“It’s made everyone realise what I knew already - that we’re in a scrap, that we weren’t out of it and we have a lot of work to do.”