Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov issues challenge to his side after they move into play-off positions

Richie Wellens celebrates his winner with Enda Stevens
Richie Wellens celebrates his winner with Enda Stevens

Doncaster Rovers have six appeal!

Last night’s come-from-behind victory over Crewe - secured in memorable fashion by Richie Wellen’s glorious 90th minute winner - sent Rovers up to sixth in the League One standings.

Doncaster’s 2-1 win over the Railwaymen was their third straight league win and saw Rovers break into a top six position for the first time since the opening day of the season.

Crewe had gone ahead in the eighth minute through George Ray and gave a good account of themselves before the break.

But the visitors were camped in their own half after the interval and Rovers broke the door down through Dean Furman and then Wellens.

Boss Paul Dickov said: “The challenge is to stay in there [the top six] now.

“In recent weeks we’ve been on the periphery of it and I’ve said all along it doesn’t matter whether you’re in the top six or within touching distance of it, it means nothing at the moment.

“What we have got is a team, and a squad, playing with a lot of belief, confidence and togetherness.

“For me that’s the main reason we’re in there – the whole squad are a joy to work with.”

He added: “I thought we deserved to win after the way we played in the second half.

“Crewe made it really difficult for us but one of the most pleasing aspects was the patience that the players showed.

“We kept trying to pass the ball, kept probing and kept creating chances.

“Sometimes we’ve seen we can get a little disheartened at home but we kept trying to do the right things and in the end it was a great finish from Richie to win it.”