Doncaster Rovers v Colchester: Dickov says Rovers are looking ideally poised

Doncaster Rovers manager Paul Dickov
Doncaster Rovers manager Paul Dickov
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PAUL DICKOV says Doncaster Rovers are in a “fantastic position” heading into the business-defining Football League months of March and April.

Rovers finish off February at home to Colchester today and while back-to-back defeats to Bristol City and Port Vale have represented a development that the club could have done without, Dickov says their league position of seventh is decidedly healthy.

The losses were mitigated by a number of other play-off rivals failing to cash in, with Rovers, in the words of Dickov, being the beneficiaries of a couple of “get-out-of-jail cards”.

After today’s game, Rovers face a tough-looking March against the likes of Preston North End, Gillingham, Swindon Town and Milton Keynes Dons, with Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United and Bradford City on the agenda in April along with fellow top-six hopefuls Fleetwood Town and Rochdale.

But it is a scenario Rovers are relishing, according to Dickov, who believes no one will fancy taking on his side.

He said: “We have 14 games left, which is 42 points to play for, which is a hell of an amount.

“What we find ourselves in, after not looking so earlier in the season, is a fantastic position.

“We are on the same points as Bradford, who are in sixth, and we have got to play all the teams who are in and around us as well.

“So, as long as we can stay around about where we are at the minute, going into the last month of the season, then I will be delighted because I really fancy us and the squad we have got against any team in this division.

“We have just got to start turning performances into wins again which is something we are capable of.

“Last week, it was one defeat in 12 games and we had won three games on the bounce before Port Vale.”