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PD: We’re Still Learning

3 October 2013

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Manager Paul Dickov told Rovers Player that his side are still learning from every game that they play and they are adapting to the task well.

On Saturday Rovers face one of Paul’s former teams, Leicester City, and he spoke about the time he spent with the club.

“We meet one of my former clubs on Saturday,” he said 

“I have great memories of my two spells playing there, I helped Leicester get promotion from League One and scored 34 goals over the two spells.”

Paul will put his past allegiances to one side on Saturday as he looks to get one over on his former employers. 

“They will be formidable opponents as they lye in third place after their 2-1 win at Yeovil last Tuesday’” he added.

“They share top spot with QPR and Burnley on 23 points, having only lost once after in games. 

“With the financial backing they have, they have built a side that they hope will get them into the Premier League this season, so we will have to again be at our best. 

“I know Nigel well and he has put together a strong squad, but it wont be any tougher than Watford, Wigan or Burnley. We can go into the game with no fear as we are not expected to win - we can play without pressure.

“You want to keep the side settled but I have to adapt the team and tactics to our opponents approach. Sometimes injuries dictate your plans such as on Tuesday when Theo (Robinson) had a slight strain. We decided to put him on the bench and only use him if we needed to and unfortunately we did because we needed to be more attack minded.

“We will look at Leicester, who are a good side, and we will pick a team that we think can compete against them as a team and the individuals in their side.

“We have played six out of the top nine so we have played against some of the best players in the division. Behind the scenes we give everyone respect and work hard on looking at how they play to enable us to be able to compete.

“We are still learning but we are adapting well”

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