Duffy aims to last the distance

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Mark Duffy believes that if Rovers can improve in the final 10 minutes, more wins will come.

Doncaster Rovers are heading into a two-week international break on the back of their Championship upset over Leicester City.

Duffy made his first start for the club since the 1-0 win against Rochdale.

And it was the winger’s corner which led to Rovers’ match-winner as Kasper Schmeichel fumbled the ball into his own net.

The midfielder was delighted to get his first full 90 minutes under his belt for his new club and insists that if Rovers can finish well, they will get even more points on the board.

“We have had some brilliant results,” the former Scunthorpe United player said.

“The gaffer says if we could play to 80 minutes we would be a lot higher up the league. It is just the last 10 minutes, we (have to) get our shape and battle hard and hopefully grind some more results out.

“If we can do that, we have shown we can open teams up and we should be higher up the league.”

Duffy, who received the man of the match award in the Leicester City win, is vying for a starting place in a midfield with wingers such as James Coppinger and David Cotterill all in contention.

Dickov told reporters the squad will be doing a “mini-pre-season” during the break.