Doncaster Rovers: Boss: The best is yet to come

Paul Dickov is pleased with how quickly his new-look side has gelled.
Paul Dickov is pleased with how quickly his new-look side has gelled.
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Paul Dickov will send his team out against Leeds United tonight “excited” by their potential to get even better.

Saturday’s rained off drama at the Valley has failed to put a dampener on Doncaster’s bright start to the season under their new boss.

And Dickov expects his new-look side to get better with every game - and will demand no let-up against Leeds in the Capital One Cup this evening.

“The thing that excites me about this group is that the more they play together, the better they’ll get,” said Dickov. “We’re only three and a half games into the season and you can already see how well they are gelling as a unit. That’s a credit to them.

“We’ve got to just accept what happened on Saturday now and draw a line under it.

“It was hard to take for the players.

“But the positive is that we’re getting better and better with every game.

“Some of the stuff we played in the first half hour was fantastic.

“It’ll be a tough game tonight but the lads are going into it with a lot of belief.

“Hopefully we’ll get the same level of performance, with and without the ball, that we saw at the weekend.”

Paul Keegan’s red card at Charlton will stand and he will be suspended for tonight’s game, a club spokeperson confirmed yesterday.

The Irish midfielder is likely to be replaced by Dean Furman.