Carl Dickinson Disappointed At Loss To Coventry City
- Captain frustrated following defeat to Sky Blues
- Dickinson played in a holding midfield role against Steven Pressley's side
- The 27-year-old says focus must now switch to Crawley Town
Port Vale captain Carl Dickinson has expressed his disappointment at Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Coventry City but claims attention must now turn to Crawley Town.
The Valiants succumbed to second half goals by Reda Johnson and Gary Madine having dominated the opening exchanges.
Manager Rob Page deployed Dickinson in a central, holding midfield role in the absence of regulars Michael O’Connor and Chris Lines.
Speaking exclusively to Valiant Player following the defeat, the Vale skipper conceded the hosts were not at their best but insisted they must now focus on putting things right next weekend.
“We’re disappointed; I think the first half hour we were on top,” he said.
“I think the game is a completely different game if the referee gives one if not two penalties; I think the one on Marshy is blatant.
“But I think when they scored their first goal the shape of the team wasn’t as good as it should have been to try and go for it again.
“Then towards the end, we’re trying to gain something, hitting long balls up which to be fair we probably shouldn’t have been doing because they’re heads on sticks at the back.
“We only had smaller strikers on, we should have been looking for that extra pass to try and work something.
“Disappointing but we have to dust ourselves down and get ready for a tough away game next week.”
Click here to watch the full and exclusive interview with Carl Dickinson following Vale’s loss to Coventry City.