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Dickov 'Time to kick on'

30 December 2014

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Manager Paul Dickov reflects on the point at Peterborough and weighs up the tough FA Cup test awaiting Rovers at the Keepmoat on Saturday.

Rovers drew 0-0 with Peterborough at London Road to make it three clean sheets in a row and eight games unbeaten on the road in all competitions.

"I think a draw was a fair result on Sunday. They had a bit of pressure for a period of time in the second half, as did we. Sam pulled off a couple of good saves, as did their ‘keeper and then we hit the bar, but that's three clean sheets in a row now and we’ve got to give a lot of credit to the players; if you keep clean sheets, you’re going to pick up points, its not rocket science!

"It’s not bad when you’re a little disappointed not to get nine points from nine and going in to the new year we have to build on it.

"We said at the start of the season and in recent months that if we could push in to the top half around Christmas time and New Year that we would be happy and then it gives us an opportunity to kick on after. It’s a difficult league, which has shown that with a few results you can be right up there and vice versa."

Rovers now face League One leaders Bristol City in the third round of the FA Cup and Paul Dickov knows what to expect from the table toppers.

"Bristol City will be a test but we said when we played Weston and Oldham that we want to get through to the next round. It’s a fantastic competition and one we want to do well in. We’re at home and want to pick up a good home win, we’re defensively sound so it’ll be a good game against a good team.”

As Rovers look to go into the hat for the fourth round, tickets for the clash against Bristol are still available at just £10 per adult and £5 per child.

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