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PD Pulls No Punches

7 April 2015

Manager says he will make changes if necessary.

Paul Dickov has said that he is unafraid to make changes to his starting line up when he takes his side to Bramall Lane to face play-off contenders Sheffield United.

The Scot was left shell-shocked by a capitulation against Yorkshire rivals Bradford City on Good Friday and stated his intention to turn things around as soon as possible.

He said: “We’ve got to see how everybody is but I’m well within my rights – after what I’ve seen second half – to make as many changes as I want.

“It’s a massive defeat but thoroughly deserved on our part and Bradford’s.

“The one thing we’ll do is go to the end. There’s 21 points to play for but what we’ve done is leave ourselves a massive mountain to climb and it shouldn’t have happened. I don’t want to see any of my teams outfought the way that we were in the second half.”

Youngster Liam Mandeville provided some light relief to Dickov and the 17 year old held his own during his substitute appearance.

“We’ve got a lot of good young kids here. It might be a lot to put them all on at once but Liam Mandeville came on and was great,” said Dickov.

“To come on in a game like that which was physical, he showed courage to get the ball and quality on it.

“Maybe some of them think they’re better than they are and maybe some of them think they know exactly what it takes to be a professional footballer – both on and off the pitch – and with seven games left now, it’s something I’ve got to look at and I won’t be scared to make changes.”

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