Doncaster Rovers: I’ll roll with my contract says Paul Dickov

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Paul Dickov insists his own contract situation is the last of his concerns with the end of the season rapidly approaching.

Dickov remains employed under the terms of the one-year rolling contract he signed when he arrived at the Keepmoat in May 2013.

It’s a rolling deal but it’s nothing something that bothers me.

Paul Dickov

Despite strengthening his cause for a longer term deal by guiding Rovers into an excellent position to secure a League One play-off place this season, he says he is happy with the terms of his contract.

“I’m comfortable with what we’re doing at the minute and I’m pretty sure the board are as well,” Dickov told the Free Press.

“It’s a year’s rolling contract but it’s not something that bothers me. It sounds stupid but even as a player it wasn’t something I was worried about.

“I say it to the players all the time and it’s something I’m a big believer in - if you do well, you get rewarded for it.

“There’s been bits and pieces mentioned about my contract but there hasn’t been any real discussions about it.”

Dickov insists he is more concerned with sorting the futures of those players out of contract in the summer than making any changes to his own deal.

Rovers strengthened their hold on sixth spot with an impressive 2-2 draw at Preston on Tuesday night.

While disappointed Rovers conceded an injury time equaliser after going ahead themselves late on at Deepdale, Dickov was delighted with the performance.

And he says Rovers mst match that level of performance when they visit a Gillingham side this weekend who have lost just once in their last ten matches.

Dickov said: “It’s going to be tough going there. A lot of teams have gone there and come unstuck.

“But if we perform how we did in the second half at Preston then we’re a match for any team in the division.

“Preston went second in the league with that draw. We went there and were by far the better team.

“We were disappointed with the point because for long spells we were the better side.

“I know they are a good team but I felt we were better.

“The performance levels have to be kept up where they’ve been over the last couple of games.

“It dropped for a couple of weeks but we’ve got the levels back up and they need to stay there. With 12 games to go, after going to Preston, we’ve got a lot of confidence.

“And I’m delighted with the togetherness we’ve got in the changing room.”

Dickov fears Paul Keegan may have suffered a torn miniscus during the draw with Preston and he will be assessed ahead of the trip to Gillingham.

James Coppinger made his return from an ankle injury, coming off the bench at Preston.