Doncaster Rovers: Dickov to meet with board this week

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Paul Dickov will this week present part of his long term plan for Doncaster Rovers to the board.

The Scot wants to overhaul player recruitment at the club.

He is due to formally meet with the club’s hierarchy this week to put forward his proposals, which are likely to include appointing a chief scout and creating a new scouting department.

The meeting is also likely to touch upon proposed playing budgets based on whether Rovers will be playing League One or Championship football next season and also the futures of several out of contract players.

But Dickov has said the main agenda item will be developing recruitment in line with the owners’ long term vision to put Doncaster Rovers on a stable footing.

Dickov said: “All the conversations I’m having with Gavin [Baldwin] and the board are to plan for not just next year but years beyond that.

“We’ve made a little bit of progress this year in terms of promoting players from the youth team squad into the development squad and the development squad into the first team squad. That’s something we want to do more of in the future.

“We’ve got a recruitment meeting [this week] about how we’re going to take the club forward. That’s not just for next season but the next two, three, five years.”

Dickov, Brian Horton, Paul Butler and Paul Gerrard currently share scouting duties.