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PD: A Frustrating Evening

28 August 2013

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Manager Paul Dickov told Rovers Player that he was frustrated after his side’s exit out of the Capital One Cup.

The game ended in a 3-1 defeat for Rovers, and Paul admitted that he was disappointed with the manner of which the goals were conceded. 

 “It was a little bit frustrating,” he said.

“I thought we started the game really brightly and caused them a few problems.

“It was disappointing to concede from a second phase set piece, we’re usually really good at defending those - we’ve not reacted to the second ball. That gave Leeds a lot of confidence and up until half time they were the better team.

“Second half we changed it around a little bit and looked as if we could cause some problems with some of our play. We got back on top before we conceded from another cross. We’ve looked at that goal again and it’s a foul; any other time that happens it’s a foul on Khumalo.”

On the penalty Paul admitted that it was possibly the right decision: “I’ve seen them given and I’ve seen them not.”

Billy Paynter scores an equalising goal with his first touch after replacing Theo Robinson in the second half and Paul believed that Rovers would go on to win the game. 

“The way we were playing and moving the ball we felt as though we were going to go on and win the game. If it had gone to extra time we would have taken it having been a goal down but it wasn’t to be unfortunately.

“We’re disappointed because we had a lot of fans here and it was a good atmosphere but I’ll always take positives from the game. “

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