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PD: I'm Expecting A Good Game Tonight

1 October 2013

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Rovers official website met up with Paul Dickov this morning ahead of tonight’s game against second placed Burnley at Keepmoat Stadium (KO 7.45pm).


Paul gave his views on team selection, the way we have played and his thoughts on our opposition Burnley.

“It’s looking good tonight with only a few aches and pains after Saturday but no new injuries,” he said.

“Theo (Robinson) came off with a tight groin but has trained since and Reece (Wabara) was training yesterday and today so may be available. It’s all good with competition for places now which means everyone wants to train hard and try to get in the side.

“Although we lost Reece on Saturday to the injury on his foot, Paul Quinn came in and did a great job. Paul got left out after the first game of the season but has shown great attitude in training to get his place back. It leaves me with a difficult but nice decision to make as it is all across the side. 

“We have good players unable to get in yet, but as Paul has shown you will get your chance if you train hard and have the right attitude.

“It will be good if Theo (Robinson) can get on the score sheet again as all strikers need to keep scoring but one thing Theo does is work extremely hard for the team. 

“We want players, who if its not going well, work hard for the side - it’s a team effort. As we have seen Browny also works really hard up front and between them they will make goals for other players. 

“Week in week out Chris (Brown) does such an important role up front. I have not seen a striker yet as good as him playing that target man role; he’s a guy who can hold the ball up well and has great experience in the game.

“Up front I wanted a set of strikers who can all bring something different to the table like in midfield with Keegan, Wellens and Furman. 

“I feel we have that with the lads I now have up front. This allows me to change formations and systems, depending on the side we play against, and know the players will adapt. 

“On Saturday we tried the same formation as against Forest but it did not work, so I changed it back and we got the win.

“Burnley are on a great run at the moment which is all credit to Sean (Dyche). He has built a good all round side who are dangerous attacking and hard to break down. 

“With a win for us on Saturday, the pressure is a little bit off so we can go out in front of a good crowd and have a go at a team which is sat second in the league.

“Sean has got a hard working group who work together as a unit, which is what I am trying to achieve here. They work well off the ball as well as when they have it but play great football, so I am expecting a good game tonight.

“Up front they have Sam Vokes and Danny Ings hitting the net but it’s the whole team behind them that is making the side tick”

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