Doncaster Rovers: Dickov ‘not overly concerned’ with home form ahead of Blades test

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Paul Dickov insists he is “not overly concerned” about Doncaster Rovers’ recent home record - despite his team winning just once at the Keepmoat Stadium since March.

Rovers go into today’s South Yorkshire derby with Sheffield United looking for just their second league win of the season on home soil.

Their last two victories at the Keepmoat Stadium have come in local derby matches, against Chesterfield in September and Sheffield Wednesday back in March.

However, Dickov - perhaps keen not to put extra pressure on his players ahead of today’s derby - shrugged off his side’s recent record at home, instead focusing on the promising performances against MK Dons and Bradford City in Rovers’ last two games.

Asked whether he was concerned about Doncaster’s home form, Dickov joked: “We’re unbeaten in our last one [at home]!

He continued: “We want to get three points in every game we play but that’s virtually impossible, unless you’re Chelsea at the minute by the looks of it.

“I’m not overly concerned about it [the home record].

“If I look back over the last two performances it gives us a lot of confidence.

“We’ve picked up four points from the last six but I still think there’s a lot more to come from us.”

Port Vale, Oldham and Leyton Orient have won at the Keepmoat this season, while Preston, Crawley and MK Dons claimed draws.

n Rovers’ FA Youth Cup second round tie at home to Peterborough will be played next Wednesday (7pm).