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24 August 2015

Gaffer speaks to press in aftermath of defeat to Port Vale.

Paul Dickov said that his Doncaster side must defend better to give themselves a chance in games after succumbing 3-0 to Port Vale at the weekend.

Goals from Sam Foley, Uche Ikpeazu and Byron Moore were enough to inflict upon Doncaster their first defeat of the season.

“We were poor and sluggish from start to finish,” said Dickov.

“You have to give Port Vale credit because they came firing out the blocks and caused problems all game.

“We didn’t deal with it well enough and we talked about it in pre-season and in the games we’ve already played this season about being resolute and not conceding but we defended as individuals which is something we hadn’t done up until this point.”

Dickov has called for improvement from his side and they will have chance to turn things around when Ipswich visit in the League Cup on Tuesday night.

“As units, from the back four to the middle four, we didn’t defend as a team and if you don’t do that then you’re going to concede,” bemoaned Dickov.

“To give yourself a chance in games - going forward - then you have to defend properly.”

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