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Dickov Pre-Crawley

10 February 2015

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Paul Dickov says that Saturday’s defeat against Walsall at the weekend can act as the perfect tonic for Tuesday night’s trip to Crawley Town.

Dickov held his hands up in the aftermath of the 2-0 loss to the Saddlers stating that there were “no excuses.”

“It will be a tough, long journey, but out away form has been really good and our form in general has been good, hopefully Saturday was the kick up the backside we needed,” said Dickov.

“There’s a lot of points to play for and the main aim is to go to Crawley and get a result.”

Rovers haven’t beaten the Sussex side in three outings to date and the South Yorkshire side will come up against former boss Dean Saunders, looking to change that statistic.

They will have to do it without two key players, however.

“It will be more or less the same squad from Saturday. There’ll be no James Coppinger or Luke McCullough and Uche Ikpeazu has a slight strain on his hamstring so we’ll assess him on the day,” revealed Dickov.

The Scot also lamented the wait for international clearance on new signing Abdul Razak.

“We’re still waiting on the one bit of paper to come through from his club in Greece so it’s much the same as before the weekend and we have FIFA and the FA helping us out, we’ve been told that it will be this week but we were told that last week and the week before that!

“It’s frustrating for everyone because we’ve seen how good he is in training. He’s a talented boy and he’s made a good impression but we’ll concentrate on what we’ve got going down to Crawley,” he said.

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