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PD Post-Fleetwood

30 August 2015

Gaffer 'delighted' to notch first win of league season.

Paul Dickov revelled in the aftermath of Saturday’s 2-0 win over Fleetwood Town and said that he hopes it draws to a close a bruising schedule in which several first teamers have been injured.

Rovers, without Luke McCullough, Rob Jones, Harry Forrester, Nathan Tyson, Paul Keegan and Dany N’Guessan still managed to register their first league win of the campaign.

“I’m delighted and as much as I would have liked to have won more games, we've had 7 games in three weeks,” said Dickov.

“There are too many draws and people keep going on about our home form but over 90 minutes we haven’t lost in eight competitive fixtures.

“We’ve had one defeat in seven and I’m not going to shy away from the Port Vale game but we're building to rectifying it.

“It’s been a tough schedule for everyone. You look at the bench and how young they are and it’s a great experience for (Harry) Middleton and (Mitchell) Lund too.”

Despite a crippling injury list, Dickov remained positive of bolstering his squad ahead of Tuesday’s transfer deadline and had already moved quickly to bring in Ipswich Town winger Cameron Stewart.

“We thought we were close to getting someone in today (Saturday) and it’s not happened but there could be one, possibly two, in before Tuesday,” he said.

“With Tys (Nathan Tyson) and Harry (Forrester) being out we lacked a bit of pace and Cameron has got raw pace.

“He only came in on Friday so it was difficult to start him but he'll be a real asset for us.”

Rovers host Burton Albion on Tuesday in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. ALL tickets are just £5 and can be bought by CLICKING HERE or calling 01302 762576.

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