Doncaster Rovers: Paul Dickov happy to play waiting game over his Rovers future

Paul Dickov
Paul Dickov

Paul Dickov is taking a safety first approach to discussions over extending his Rovers tenure.

Dickov is approaching the end of the first 12 months of his one year rolling contract but insists talks will not begin on a new deal until Rovers’ destiny is decided first.

He is however, confident of remaining in charge of Rovers heading into next season.

“I’ve got to, and all I ever want to do, is prove myself,” Dickov said.

“We’ll leave until the end of the season to sort it all out.

“I don’t see why I should do anything before then.

“I love my job, I love doing what I’m doing.

“Once you’ve done the job in hand, you can talk.

“I’m confident I can take care of my side of things and if you do your job properly, things will fall into place.

“I don’t think we can talk about anybody’s contract, be it mine or a player’s, until we know where we’re going to be and what targets are going to be set for next season.

“Until we know we know what the budget is going to be, what division we’ll be in and things like that, it’s difficult to talk about things like that.”

Rovers will be looking to take a big step towards confirming a stay in the Championship this afternoon when they welcome Sheffield Wednesday to the Keepmoat.

Dickov is confident of naming the same Rovers side for a third consecutive game, despite ill health among the squad this week.

He said: “There was a bit of an illness going round the club this week and a few of the players have got to take credit for playing last weekend.

“Mark Duffy’s been ill the majority of the week but we’re hopeful of having a clean bill of health on Saturday.”