DICKOV: PRAISE IS TOO MUCH
DONCASTER Rovers manager Paul Dickov admitted he is ‘embarrassed’ by all the praise coming his way after his act of sportsmanship last week.
The former Oldham boss ordered his players to allow Bury to score during stoppage time after Doncaster’s Harry Forrester had accidentally put his side ahead when attempting to play the ball back to Shakers’ goalkeeper Christian Walton.
Following Dickov’s intervention, Bury striker Leon Clarke was allowed to walk the ball into the Donny net to make it 1-1.
Doncaster’s actions have been lauded by fans around the globe with over one million online views of the incident. Now Dickov is set to receive a special fair play award from the Football League.
The 42-year-old Scot said: “I’m actually a little bit embarrassed by all the plaudits, to be honest.
“The reaction it’s had has been absolutely fantastic, especially with coverage coming from all over the world. People have been very supportive and, if anything, it’s raised the profile of the ethos of this club which is great for everyone.
“I firmly believe it was the right thing to do.”