Dickov backs his defenders

Doncaster boss Paul Dickov

Doncaster boss Paul Dickov

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Former Albion striker Paul Dickov admits his revitalised Doncaster defence face a tough test at the Amex.

Rovers have conceded just once, in a 1-1 draw at Blackpool, in their last four games.

Now they chase a first away win in 12 games.

Right-back Gabriel Tamas and central defender Abdoulaye Meite, both of whom used to pay for West Brom, have been key figures at the back.

Rovers have also brought in young Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone to replace injured Ross Turnbull.

Dickov said: “We’ve kept three clean sheets in a row at home. I’ve got to be careful I don’t speak too soon because I’ve got a tough game down at Brighton next.

“But we are looking a lot more solid. Meite and Tamas have really calmed the back four down.

“At the moment it’s hard for a lot of players to come back in because we are playing well.

“We are picking up points and playing well and what we can’t do is get too far ahead of ourselves.”

See The Argus today for inside insight on what to expect from Doncaster.

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11:43am Sat 8 Feb 14

To baldly go says...

If he's backing his defence we know how he is going to play, let's be brave and go for it! Attack Attack Attack.
If he's backing his defence we know how he is going to play, let's be brave and go for it! Attack Attack Attack. To baldly go
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12:42pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Captain Haddock says...

4-1 win to the Seagulls today!
4-1 win to the Seagulls today! Captain Haddock
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