VIDEO: James Coppinger backs Paul Dickov to succeed at Doncaster Rovers

James Coppinger says he and his Rovers team-mates are fully behind the work that Paul Dickov is doing at the club.

Several disgruntled Doncaster fans took to social media to make their voices heard with regards to the Scotsman’s future after the 3-0 disaster at Walsall last weekend.

Paul Dickov and James Coppinger.

Paul Dickov and James Coppinger.

Rovers are now nursing two back-to-back 3-0 away defeats in League One - Bristol City and the Saddlers - as Dickov and his men look to get back to winning ways on their travels against Scunthorpe United on Saturday.

Club stalwart Coppinger says his support for Doncaster’s chief has not wavered despite the side’s recent results.

The 33-year-old also believes he and everyone at the club are singing from the same hymn sheet as he offered his full support to his ‘enthusiastic’ manager.

“It’s never been in doubt [the backing of the manager]. I wouldn’t have even expected that question to be honest,” said Coppinger.

“I don’t follow social media to an extent but at the same time we’ve all done really well this week, we all know what targets we set for ourselves.

“We wanted to get promotion this season and that hasn’t changed.

“The manager is as enthusiastic as ever on the training pitch everyday and he gives his all like everybody else does.”

The attacking midfielder also insisted that if ever Rovers needed to get over a poor display on their travels which blotted an otherwise strong away record this term, then a local derby in the shape of Scunthorpe would be the perfect time to do so.

“After having such a bad performance, you want to choose the game really to put it out of the way,” said the former Darlington trainee ahead of Saturday’s trip to Glanford Park.

“We’ve worked really hard this week and Scunthorpe are the ideal game to go into to put things right and that’s what everybody will be looking to do.”

He went on: “It [form] goes out of the window in a local derby.

“I’ve played there [Glanford Park] a few times and it is a bit hectic.

“I’ve had some good results so hopefully we can go there again and put what we’ve done this week into practice.”