Doncaster Rovers: We’ll bounce back vows Dickov

An agonising second half miss from Curtis Main would ultimately sum up Rovers' night
An agonising second half miss from Curtis Main would ultimately sum up Rovers' night
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Paul Dickov vowed to pick his players up after suffering a huge psychological blow in their bid to reach the play-offs last night.

Rovers looked all set to collect what would have been a deserved share of the spoils against automatic promotion chasing Swindon Town.

But a stoppage time winner from Jonathan Obika - a player who Doncaster tried to sign in the summer – consigned Rovers to back-to-back home defeats following Saturday’s reverse to Peterborough United.

Rovers dropped to 12th in League One as a result and now face difficult road trips to Coventry City and MK Dons.

Dickov said: “I’m pleased with the performance and at 1-1 I felt as if we were going to win the game.

“But in that sort of game you have to make sure you concentrate until the very end. We switched off and paid for it.

“The boys need to keep their heads up. They’ll be fine.

“They’re gutted at the minute but once they sit back and reflect on that they’ll realise they’ve given a really top team a real run for their money.

“We’ll take confidence from that.

“At the start of the season I would’ve taken this position, and I genuinely mean that,” he added.

“We’re four points off sixth and it can change very quickly, we all know that. There’s still 27 points to play for, which is a lot.”