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Dickov on Millers Test

4 August 2014

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Gaffer "pleased" with work out.

Paul Dickov said that he arguably faces a selection headache ahead of Rovers’ opening day fixture against Yeovil Town on Saturday.

Rovers rounded off their pre-season preparations with a 2-1 defeat to Rotherham United; however Dickov believes his troops more than held their own.

“It was a really good test against a good Championship side. In the first half we looked comfortable without really threatening but we’ve just had a chat with the younger ones who’ve got to start being leaders themselves and not remain as kids anymore,” he said.

“Sometimes you get in the mindset that you can carry on being a younger player but you’ve got to realise you’re part of the first team squad.”

New signing Curtis Main bagged a goal on his debut showing and former Scotland striker, Dickov, lauded the twenty-two year olds contribution.

“He’s got clever movement, it was a great run, he’s very composed in front of goal and he showed that,” said Dickov.

“It’s important when you come to a new club, as a striker, that you get off to a good start whether that’s pre-season, league or cup and what I’ve seen of him in training, he’ll be a great asset for us.

“We want selection headaches, this time last week we didn’t have any and we want players to be competing. We believe that we have a top three that will push each other, wide players as well and we want that all over the pitch.”

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