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PD: It's About Us

3 April 2015

Gaffer fully focussed on how Rovers return to form at home.

Paul Dickov has insisted that other results are irrelevant when his Doncaster Rovers side host Yorkshire rivals Bradford City at Keepmoat Stadium on Good Friday evening.

Both sides have a realistic chance of achieving a place in the play offs and will know the scores from around League 1 before taking to the field.

“We can't look at the results because if we don’t win then it makes no difference,” the Scot said.

“It’s a night game in front of our home fans and we want to rack up back to back wins and go  in to Tuesday against Sheffield United full of confidence.

“We go in to the game refreshed from the break that we've had but champing at the bit at the same time.”

Rovers came back from a goal down to defeat City earlier in the season and the good form of the Bantams has run in conjunction with a run to the FA Cup quarter final.

“They’ve got some good footballers, two strikers who can be a handful also,” said Dickov.

“It’s difficult for Bradford to play football on their pitch and. perhaps they might be able to play a little bit better on our pitch.

“No matter what or how they play, it’s about us on Friday night and after we thought we'd solved the home form we took a step back with two home defeats before the Coventry win so we'll focus on ourselves.”

The win against Coventry City at Ricoh Arena was thirteen days ago, while it is the third game in six days for Phil Parkinson’s men.

“There might be one or two changes,” Dickov revealed with a reference to the returning James Coppinger.

“I know that the whole squad is hungry and raring to go. All the players are on their toes and waiting for me to announce the team.

“As much as we were disappointed to have the MK game off, it’s worked well to allow us to get some rest.

“We’ve had a nice bright week this week and it’s done the players good because there were that many games in a short space of time. Perhaps mentally they may have been fatigued rather than physically but we've given them a few days off over the weekend.

“When we do the basics right, more often than not, we've been at our best and won games so we've worked a lot on that and we know that with the amount of games coming up, we're going to have to win the majority of them.”




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