David Cotterill: ‘Digging people out’ helped us turn corner

David Cotterill, Billy Sharp and James Husband celebrate Rovers' second goal against Huddersfield.
David Cotterill, Billy Sharp and James Husband celebrate Rovers' second goal against Huddersfield.
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David Cotterill says some “digging out” helped Doncaster end their win-less run.

Rovers ended a five-game streak without a victory by beating Huddersfield 2-0 on Saturday and go into tonight’s home game with Watford looking to record their first back-to-back league wins of the season.

Cotterill scored one and made one on his first start since January’s FA Cup defeat to Stevenage.

And the Welshman was delighted to play his part in ending Doncaster’s sticky patch - following a video nasty session on the previous weekend’s 5-0 beating at Bournemouth.

Cotterill said: “It was vitally important we bounced back and it was good from a personal point of view to get 90 minutes under my belt.

“There was a lot of negativity going around, maybe surrounding the fans, and it’s not been that nice in the camp either after conceding that many goals.

“We’ve obviously gone through a few DVDs and put a few home truths out there, where we are digging people out. I think we needed that.”

Cotterill, meanwhile, revealed the story behind his and Billy Sharp’s press up celebration - an after-training gym club.

The celebration was executed perfectly after Cotterill netted his second goal of the season against the Terriers.

“It was nice to get on the scoresheet because we’d been planning that little press up celebration for a while,” he said.

“We’ve got a little press up crew in the mornings and after training, so we said if any of us scored we’d do it.

“Obviously Billy didn’t do it for his goal - he was pumping his chest out a bit too much after his goal.”

Cotterill could not resist another little jibe at fellow goalscorer Sharp either - after the striker returned to the side to net a very similar goal to the one he scored at Blackpool in January.

“It was nice for him to get another goal,” he said.

“I don’t think he touched them by the way!
“That’s two now he’s claiming and I don’t think he touched either of them!”