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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.”

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