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20 August 2015

Manager Paul Dickov gives his thoughts following last night’s 0-0 draw with Southend United.

It was a frustrating night for Rovers who couldn’t find a way through the Southend defence.

“In the first half we got frustrated too early, there was no real tempo our passing. We were slightly better in the second half but we have to find a way of breaking teams down and being more clinical in final areas.

“The easy excuse would be tiredness and to say that they were jaded, but the majority of them were fine.

“I’ve got to give Southend credit, they made life very difficult for us putting ten men behind the ball but we’ve got to be quicker and not get so frustrated.”

Thorsten Stuckmann received another man of the match award as he was called into action late in the game to make some important saves.

“Thorsten was fantastic again, as he has been since day one of arriving here,” Dickov said.

“No one wanted to win the game more than us and last year I think we would have lost it, if you think back to Gillingham and Notts County at home but no one is going to role over for us. We need to find a way to break them down."

Doncaster Rovers are currently unbeaten but will be looking to get the first win under their belt as they face Port Vale on Saturday.

Rovers are back at the Keepmoat on Tuesday night against Championship side Ipswich Town in the second round of the Capital One Cup.  Click below now to book your tickets:

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