Doncaster Rovers: Dickov plans Bantams scouting mission

Paul Dickov
Paul Dickov

Paul Dickov plans to take advantage of a blank weekend by spying on Rovers’ Good Friday opponents Bradford City.

And the Scot insists he will be fully focused on the Bantams - not scores from elsewhere.

Bradford are one of a clutch of teams who could leapfrog Doncaster this weekend after Rovers’ trip to MK Dons was postponed due to international call-ups.

Should Peterborough win at home to Coventry the gap between Rovers and sixth spot would widen to six points.

Dickov admits he would rather his side were in action but insists he won’t spend time worrying about other results.

“I’d have loved the game to be on,” Dickov said.

“We got back on track at Coventry and that second half performance gave us something to build on, so it’s disappointing to have to wait.

“On the flip side, it allows us to get two more weeks of training into James Coppinger.

“It also gives the lads who were nursing knocks - Reece Wabara and Nathan Tyson - a bit of time to get themselves right.

“I went to watch Oldham against Rochdale on Tuesday night, and on Saturday I’m going to Bradford against Oldham,” he added.

“I’m also going to Bradford’s game with Chesterfield next Tuesday.

“The focus for us has to be next Friday, we cannot affect what other teams do.

“You just have to look at Oldham beating Rochdale 3-0 this week to realise anything can happen in this league. Rochdale had been flying.

“It’s a crazy league but all we can do is get our own house in order.

“We’ll be doing everything in our power to make sure we’re fully prepared for the Bradford game.”