Doncaster Rovers: Dickov delighted with team unity

Rovers celebrate the opening goal against Leicester  Photo: Howard Roe

Rovers celebrate the opening goal against Leicester Photo: Howard Roe

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Paul Dickov was delighted with how his side defended as a unit in the 1-0 victory over high-flying Leicester City.

The Rovers chief made several changes to personnel following the 2-0 defeat to Burnley in midweek, drafting in Mark Duffy, Dean Furman, Theo Robinson and Reece Wabara.

Those switches paid dividends against Nigel Pearson’s City who struggled to break through a stoic Rovers outfit and appeared to run out of ideas in attack.

Duffy was also involved in Rovers’ match-winning goal - it was his inswinging cross that Kasper Schmeichel fumbled into his own net.

“I thought a lot of the stuff that we tried to play takes a lot of courage against a team who have been unbeaten for a long time,” said Dickov.

“We kept the ball well at times and defended as a unit and as a team, I thought we were fantastic.”

He went on: “We knew we were playing against a team where we were going to come under pressure.

“We elected to go with the three up top to try and get to them a little bit - try and win the game.

“We’ve seen it where teams try and sit back against them (Leicester), if you do that against good teams you’re in trouble.

“Without the ball we defended as a unit, from back to front I thought we were fantastic.”

James Husband is likely to be sidelined for 12 weeks with a shoulder injury.