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Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov remains positive after draw against Gillingham

9 March 2015

Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov refused to be downbeat despite seeing his Play-Off chasing side drop two points at in-form Gillingham.

John Marquis scored his seventh goal in 10 games to earn Gillingham a 1-1 draw after substitute Harry Forrester had spectacularly put the visitors ahead six minutes after coming on, albeit with the help of the strong wind that affected the game.

The point leaves Doncaster still firmly in the Play-Off shake-up and Dickov insists picking up a point away from home when his side had been off-colour was a positive.

"We've picked up a point playing nowhere near as good we have recently, against a team in form, so we'll take that," said Dickov.

"The one thing I want the players to do is express themselves and so I'm disappointed with the quality of our play.

"The conditions were difficult, the pitch was bobbly and it was a really scrappy game, but too often, possession wise, we picked the wrong pass or tried to over-complicate things.

"I said to them at half-time to go and play. It didn't look like they were enjoying it.

"The players have been great recently. It was a tough game and I was expecting that, but I'm disappointed with how we played because we're better than that.

"We want to be tested in terms of the Play-Offs. We've put ourselves into a great position.

"We're still there with 11 games left. A lot of teams will keep picking points up off each other.

"If we can't win games, we cannot lose them, and that's what happened. Possibly we would have lost that earlier in the season."

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