Doncaster Rovers: Away day monkey ‘off our backs’ believes Dickov

Billy Sharp celebrates his goal in the win over Leeds
Billy Sharp celebrates his goal in the win over Leeds

Paul Dickov believes his side have finally shaken the away day monkey off their backs.

Rovers went six long months between their first victory on the road and the second, the 2-1 triumph at Leeds on their last away day.

And Dickov thinks the three points from Elland Road will have wiped away any doubts ahead of Saturday’s trip to play off chasing Ipswich.

“To get the win was a massive confidence booster for the boys,” he said.

“We’ve had some very good performances away from home and I really don’t think we’ve picked up the points we’ve deserved.

“But there is only so often I can tell the players and everyone else that we’ve been unlucky.

“Eventually unlucky becomes the mentality, and you start games feeling that rather than finishing them.

“After the Leeds game we know we’re more than capable of going away at getting a win and that’s what we’ve got to go and do again.

“That we also got a great performance from them as well, on both defensive and attacking sides of the game, will only help boost that confidence.”

While he feels the Leeds win could prove to be a big turning point in away terms, Dickov is also pleased with his side’s overall recent form on the road.

He said: “The last three away games have been very tough and we only lost one.

“If we look at it with short term memories, that gives us a lot of confidence going into this game.”