Doncaster Rovers: Robinson will get his rewards - Dickov

Theo Robinson
Theo Robinson

Paul Dickov has told Theo Robinson to keep working hard and the goals will follow.

The Rovers forward has endured a barren run of 10 appearances without a goal following his strike at Yeovil Town in the club’s League One curtain-raiser.

The 25-year-old also saw his second half penalty saved at Fulham in the Capital One Cup as he was denied the chance of bringing the tie level at 2-2.

That saw the Jamaican international put in extra hours of shooting practice ahead of the Walsall trip.

However, the lone striker had a thankless task upfront for Rovers as the team struggled to create chances or test Walsall ‘keeper Richard O’Donnell in the 3-0 loss.

But, Dickov has still been happy with the frontman’s efforts to turn around his goalscoring fortunes.

“I thought he worked his socks off [against Walsall},” said Dickov.

“We didn’t get the support upto him that we’d worked on in training. But if he keeps working hard, the goals will come.”

Robinson is likely to face competition for a starting berth for the trip to neighbours Scunthorpe United on Saturday.

Striker Nathan Tyson is expected to be back in contention after recovering from concussion and Curtis Main, sidelined through a knee injury, could also be made available for the test at Glanford Park.