Doncaster Rovers’ frugal approach ‘will not be abandoned’

Paul Dickov
Paul Dickov

Doncaster Rovers won’t abandon their frugal principles in an attempt to firm up their promotion credentials.

That’s the message from boss Paul Dickov, who is scheduled to meet the board next week to set next season’s playing budget.

“We’ve already started the process of looking for a way forward and looking to better ourselves next season - on and off the field,” said Dickov.

“There’s slight changes that we want to make to make the club better going forward.

“One view that the board and myself share is that there are too many clubs in financial difficulty at the minute.

“There’s a lot of clubs that are borderline in how they do things, and that’s not something that me or the board want to do.

“We want to make sure that this club’s here for a long time and it’s about doing things properly and professionally.

“That starts from the bottom with the youth system. There’s got to be a certain structure in place.

“Also on the recruitment side we’re working hard on that to give us the best possible chance of getting the best possible players.

“We’ll let [our targets] know about the long term future of the club, what we’re trying to do here and how we’re trying to do it.

“We’ve had a lot conversations recently. They’ll probably continue until the end of the month, then we’ll be in a better position to know what we can and can’t do.”