Doncaster Rovers: Don’t stop believing, implores Dickov

Rovers' boss Paul Dickov.

Rovers' boss Paul Dickov.

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Paul Dickov has implored his players not to lose their belief.

Tuesday night’s goalless stalemate with Crawley Town steadied the ship after Saturday’s 3-0 humbling at League One leaders Bristol City.

But it also means Rovers are still searching for their first home win of the season when high flying Chesterfield arrive at the Keepmoat Stadium this weekend.

Rovers have not won at home in eight attempts - a run dating back till March.

But Dickov has been keen to remind his players about this season’s high points in the build-up to their first league meeting with the Spireites in seven years.

“There’s no reason for them not to believe that they’re a good team,” said Dickov.

“It’s not as if we’ve gone all season without winning a game, or without performing well.

“It was only a few games ago that we went down to Watford and we were fantastic.

“We had a great result at Colchester and we should have beaten Preston here, one of the favourites to go up.

“When things aren’t going well you have to be brave. You have to stand up and be counted and work hard.

“But you also have to keep the belief in yourself and in your teammates. I saw that on Tuesday night.”