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Wellens: Reason to Believe

19 December 2014

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Midfielder draws on wise words to aid Rovers cause.

Richie Wellens has said that whilst Doncaster Rovers are underachieving, belief is the key to climbing the Sky Bet League One table.

The 34 year old addressed the media prior to Saturday's trip to Swindon Town and says he can call upon previous experience to help alter the Keepmoat Stadium club's fortunes.

"I’ve seen it here before; the year we got promoted to the Championship we didn’t get going until we defeated Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day," he said.

"We didn’t get worried because we knew we were good enough and we started climbing the league.

"We found goalscorers in Paul Heffernan and James Hayter and they’re worth their weight in gold."

Wellens, now in his second spell in South Yorkshire, was typically honest about how Rovers move forward and insisted that it is with manager Paul Dickov at the helm after doubts over the Scot's tenure reared their ugly head.

"I didn’t think he was under any pressure," admitted Wellens.

"When you miss those chances, people start talking negatively. I can’t remember the last time we took the lead; we make things difficult for ourselves on that front.

"If we score first against Gillingham, then we win the game comfortably but that didn't happen and we make it difficult for ourselves.

"When we start scoring and winning then it’s a different scenario. We’ve never not been behind the manager, though. You can tell by the performances that a manager is under pressure and there's no way here that that is the case."

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