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Dickov post Chesterfield

22 September 2014

Gaffer hints at 'learning curve' that awaits 'naive' Rovers.

Doncaster Rovers manager Paul Dickov was delighted to secure victory over Chesterfield at the weekend but says his side must be more streetwise.

The 3-2 win over the Spireites ended Rovers’ winless home streak and the Scot said he hopes it’s the start of things to come.

“We’ve got the monkey off our back and we’ll look to build on Tuesday night so we're delighted with the three points,” he said.

“We let them get back in it though and shot ourselves in the foot and put pressure on ourselves again.

“All of a sudden we stopped doing what we had done to get us in that position.”

Dickov, who made two changes to the side which drew in midweek against Crawley Town, was rewarded with goals from Nathan Tyson, Kyle Bennett and Jamie McCombe to overcome a Spireites side previously unbeaten away from home.

“If you look at chances and goals created, it’s what we've worked on in training,” said Dickov.

“We played 'tippy tappy' stuff in the wrong areas at times though and that’s where, because we’re a young side, there’s a little bit of naivety in there.

“Hopefully this is the start of the a big learning curve for the back four because when you’re a young player who has pressure put on you, you have to learn quickly.

“By hook or by crook we wanted to get a result, and we did that,” he finished.


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