Paul Dickov unperturbed by his team letting three points slide in local thriller.Paul Dickov maintained that he was satisfied with his side’s point against Chesterfield on Doncaster’s debut visit to the Proact Stadium.
Early goals from James Coppinger and Andy Butler put Dickov’s men in charge, before momentary lapses allowed the Spireites a share of the spoils.
“We were disappointed that we conceded a late goal,” started Dickov.
“We started really well; the scoreline suggests that and then the last ten or fifteen minutes of the first half, for some reason, we looked as though we tried to just see it out and there was still an hour left in the game.
“We let Chesterfield get back in to it and in the second half, if we put our chances away; we win the game three or four goals to one. We’ve had a few one on ones with the goalkeeper, big Uche [Ikpeazu] has hit the post and from looking as though we’re going to win comfortably, we’ve come away with only a point.”
The result does mean though that Dickov’s troops have taken four out of a possible six points from Paul Cook’s play-off aspirants.
“I came and watched Chesterfield the other night and they’re in the top six for a reason,” Dickov continued.
“With us having a little bit of a break and Chesterfield playing Derby last week and Crawley, we wanted to start on the front foot because we know what it’s like when you play a lot of games in a short space of time.
“Sometimes it can take you up to fifteen minutes to get in to the game and we started fast but we’re disappointed because we should have won, but at the same time they’re one of the better teams in the league and we’ll take a point but we know that if we take our chances, we’re sitting here with all three.”