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Doncaster Rovers and Peterborough United back in action after managerial dismissals

11 September 2015

Dave Robertson became the first manager to be dismissed in 2015/16 when he parted ways with Peterborough United last Sunday, and Paul Dickov soon followed him when leaving Doncaster Rovers in midweek.

Now the pair are back in Sky Bet League 1 action this weekend, with the Posh visiting Oldham Athletic and Rovers visiting high-flying Walsall.

Peterborough United post-Dave Robertson

Robertson left Posh after winning only one of their first six outings, leaving the club sitting 20th in the standings.

Following last weekend's 2-1 defeat to Southend, Peterborough have now tasted success only three times in their last 17 outings in all competitions.

Read more: Peterborough United part with Dave Robertson

Popular former player Grant McCann has been given the job on a caretaker basis and he'll be in the dugout for their trip to Oldham on Matchday 7 this weekend.

Life after Dickov at Doncaster

Paul Dickov had been in charge at Doncaster since May 2013 and was the 21st longest-serving manager in The Football League when he left the Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday.

Like the Posh, Rovers had won only one of their opening six matches in Sky Bet League 1, with six points on the board.

Read more: Paul Dickov departs Doncaster Rovers after poor start

Overall, Dickov had a 30 per cent win rate during his time at the club, with 34 victories from his 113 matches at the helm. He drew 30 matches and lost the other 49.

Chairman David Blunt reiterated that the club possess ambitions for a top-six finish this term and Rob Jones has been handed the reins on a temporary basis.

Third-placed Walsall are Rovers' opponents this weekend, and the managerless side haven't overcome the Saddlers since August 2012, suffering three successive defeats since then.

ROB JONES: The supporters are as passionate as I am. We're one big family and want to move forward together as soon as possible #DRFC

— Doncaster Rovers FC (@drfc_official) September 10, 2015
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