Midfielder ready to take chance but puts team spirit together.Richard Chaplow outlined what he and his Doncaster Rovers teammates require when they return to Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday evening against Port Vale.
The experienced midfielder was speaking in the aftermath of a gritty 0-0 draw with Fleetwood Town.
“We’re looking to try and get maximum points in as many games as we can between now and the end of the season, we wanted to do that here but unfortunately it just slipped out of our grasp,” began Chaplow.
“It’s still a point on the board and keeps us going in terms of form but the lads in there are disappointed, not just with the fact that we didn’t get three points but the fact that we didn’t implement the game plan that we came to do.
“I don’t think we really got going for whatever reason and sometimes that happens in football, these are the games that we’ve got to grind out and get results if we want to be a successful team so we’ll be looking at the ways we can improve and ultimately, if we tidy up a little bit on the ball, it will be very beneficial to us on Tuesday night.”
Chaplow was deployed early on in the contest, after an injury sustained by Conor Grant, and is looking to nail down a regular spot if and when called upon.
“I was happy to get on the pitch and hope that Conor is not too badly injured and hopefully I can contribute if called up again on Tuesday night,” he said.
“I came to Doncaster to get back in to the Championship and I want to be on the pitch and hope the team do that if possible but it’s about the group and us winning football games. If I come on and add to the group in some way then that’s all I can do from my side.
“I’ve not once knocked on Darren’s door and asked him why I’m not playing, its more important that together as a group we get results and we’ve been doing that.
“It’s up to us to try and grind the results out and see where that leaves us but ultimately we need to get three points against Port Vale on Tuesday night.
“We struggled at their place at the start of the season. Again it was another day where we weren’t at the races. At home, we’ll look to put on a good show as we have done recently and take the game to them. We like to play attacking football and control the game if possible.”
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