Doncaster Rovers: Praise from Dickov as Main and Williams lead from the front

Rovers' new boy Cameron Stewart comes on for Curtis Main
Rovers' new boy Cameron Stewart comes on for Curtis Main

Doncaster boss Paul Dickov saluted on-song Rovers after they swept aside Fleetwood Town with a battling display at the Keepmoat.

Goals from veteran James Coppinger and forward Curtin Main did the trick as Rovers built on a decent performance in midweek which saw them take Championship side Ipswich to extra time in the Capital One Cup before losing 4-1.

Andy Williams is challenged by Fleetwood's Stephen Jordan

Andy Williams is challenged by Fleetwood's Stephen Jordan

“I think it’s important to point out that we’ve had seven games in three weeks and over the course of the 90 minutes in each game, we’ve only had one defeat,” said Dickov.

“We were stressing that to the players before the game as well, as much as last week was poor - and we’re not going to shy away from that - we’ve only had one defeat in six games before today.

“I thought our front two, especially in the first half, were outstanding.

“They did the same on Tuesday night against Ipswich.

“They really set us off and didn’t give their back three a chance to play at all in the first half.

“That work rate and enthusiasm runs through the team eventually as it sweeps up the pitch.

“It was an unselfish move from Andy [Williams] as he could have scored himself, but it was good for Curtis to get on the scoresheet because for the last few games he’s worked his socks off.”

Rovers take on Burton Albion tomorrow night in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, with Dickov keen to add new recruits before the transfer window shuts.

“The squad is thin – I was looking at the bench and I was thinking of buying some Clearasil it was that young!” joked the Rovers’ boss.

“But it was a great experience for them though.

“We’re hopeful that Dany (N’Guessan) and Keegs (Paul Keegan) will train on Monday, which will be another two bodies back.

“But we’re looking to bring in one or possibly two on loan before Tuesday.”

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