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It's Up To Quinn

9 July 2014

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Paul Dickov reflects on the ongoing saga surrounding Rovers defender Paul Quinn.

Paul Dickov has spoken to regarding his frustrations that Paul Quinn has not reported back for pre-season training.

The defender, under contract at the Keepmoat Stadium, had taken to social media to air his grievances believed to relate to Doncaster Rovers, much to the bewilderment of his manager.

“Paul Quinn is contracted to the football club and for the second year running now, he hasn’t turned up for pre-season training but you’d have to ask him why,” said Dickov.

“We’re led to believe it’s through him wanting to try and get a better contract somewhere else and that’s something we won’t put up with.”

Quinn, who has twelve months remaining on his existing contract, had activated a release clause in his deal following relegation from the Sky Bet Championship last season, but his future remains unclear.

“It seems that way (that there hasn’t been any offers made for Paul) and I spoke to Paul personally just before he had to activate the clause and I gave him some advice on a personal and a professional level and, for whatever reason, he’s taken to social media to air his frustrations. 

“Like every other footballer, I’ve let them have the summer off without calling them because the last thing they want is their boss ringing them throughout the summer and it’s disappointing because a lot of people have helped Paul Quinn on a personal and professional level at the club and for him to air his thoughts in the way that he has done is unprofessional in my opinion.”

Dickov hinted that his door would remain open should Quinn wish to salvage his Doncaster Rovers career.

“Paul’s contracted to the club and whether he wants to come back is his prerogative; it’s something which from our point of view we will keep in-house as much as possible because we like to think we’re a respectful club,” he said.

“If we have to keep him for the season, we will. Paul will have to show us that he is 100% committed to the football club.”

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