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PD Post Swindon Defeat

18 March 2015

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Gaffer speaks to the press following the 2-1 loss to promotion chasing Robins.

Paul Dickov was in reflective mood following Doncaster’s defeat to Swindon Town at Keepmoat Stadium.

The hosts appeared to be good value for at least a point before Jon Obika – a player Dickov sought as a potential signing in the summer – netted an injury time winner.

“Rather than being disappointed in losing the game, I’m a bit disappointed we haven’t won the game,” said the Scot.

“When we pressed them higher in the second half, we looked the better side. At 1-1 I’m thinking we’re going to go on and win the game.

“I’ll watch the game again tomorrow and perhaps have a different perspective on it but I don’t think we’ve deserved that result.”

The 42 year old was happy with the improved performance from Saturday’s home defeat to Peterborough, with striker Curtis Main – who put Rovers ahead in the first half – earning particular praise.

“Curtis has been great for us recently and I thought he worked his socks off again tonight,” said Dickov.

“Maybe we lacked a bit of quality with the final ball but we looked dangerous every time we broke. If we put one of the chances away then we kill the game 2-0 but it wasn’t to be.

“It’s a big dent because we want to pick up those points but there’s nine games left, 27 points to play for and it’s such a tight league. We need to put a run together to get ourselves back up there.”

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