The Football League Paper - - INSIDE - By David Wat­son

SUC­CES­SIVE pro­mo­tions are be­com­ing the norm th­ese days and Bon­gani Khu­malo claims Don­caster Rovers can be­come the lat­est sur­prise pack­age in the Cham­pi­onship.

In years gone by the likes of Nor­wich and Southamp­ton have made the leap from League One ap­pear seam­less with pro­mo­tion to the Pre­mier League at the first at­tempt.

And Khu­malo, who is on a sea­son-long loan from Tot­ten­ham, be­lieves Donny can be the next to make a charge to the top flight.

“I think we can go all the way, we’re as good as any­body else,” said the 26-year-old South African defender.

“Pro­mo­tion is the golden prize and if you work hard and have be­lieve then you have a chance.”

Boss Paul Dickov has no doubts in his squad’s abil­ity, and be­lieves that the sky is the limit for his newly-pro­moted side.

“I be­lieve we’re go­ing to win ev­ery game – stupidly, naively or what­ever it is,” said the for­mer Manch­ester City striker.

“I want the boys to be that way as well, gen­uinely, and when they get the ball to ex­press them­selves and play be­cause we’ve got some top qual­ity play­ers.

“They know I want them to go out and play with freedom. The hard­est part is work­ing with­out the ball, be­ing dis­ci­plined in the way you do that and hav­ing the right at­ti­tude.”

PRIZE: Bon­gani Khu­malo

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