Rovers boss hoping for perfect home start.Paul Dickov is calling on Doncaster Rovers supporters to show their true colours for our opening home match of the new season against Port Vale on 16th August.
As the new Sky Bet Football League season kicks-off, fans across the country are being set the challenge of creating a ‘Wall of Colour’ at their side’s opening home league match. Fans can get involved by donning their club’s famous colours, as well as finding the most innovative ways to show off their love for their team through social media using #WallofColour.
Rovers will be looking to kick off the new season in style, with the first home result often proving a useful pointer to a team’s prospects for the season ahead. Last season, none of the 10 clubs that won promotion from the Sky Bet Championship, League 1 or League 2 lost their first home league match. Additionally, none of the 9 clubs that were ultimately relegated won their opening home game.
Dickov is looking to Rovers fans to play their part in getting by making The Keepmoat Stadium a sea of red and white and creating a memorable atmosphere to inspire the team. “The fans have been magnificent since I arrived and it would be great to see them in their numbers and getting behind the lads,” he said.
“We know we have to get off to a good start and to see the support for us, could make all the difference.”
Shaun Harvey, the Chief Executive of The Football League, said: “The beginning of the new season is always a special time, with supporters full of hope and expectation that this season is going to be their year.
“It’s great to see Paul Dickov calling on fans to create a Wall of Colour at The Keepmoat Stadium and I hope that Doncaster Rovers supporters rise to the challenge. Every side will want to make a strong start to the new season and the three points on offer could go on to make all the difference when the trophies are being handed out next Spring.”