But defender wants to win every game
A firm crowd favourite since joining the club in the summer, defender Carl Dickinson wears his heart on his sleeve and it is obvious to anybody who watches him play that he absolutely hates losing.
Despite that he has taken positives out of Tuesday’s defeat to Leyton Orient and like anybody who was watching the game, he is well aware of how desperately unlucky Vale were not to come out of the game with a positive result.
Speaking after the game he said: “We were desperately unlucky. The goal just before half time was a great strike to be fair to them but it was against the run of play.
“I thought we started off really well with a good tempo and we really put them under some pressure so to come in at half time one-nil down was a bit gutting.
“We came out in the second half and tried to keep our foot on the pedal and tried to take the game to them again and I think we did do the same in the second half.
“It was just sloppy bit of marking again from us and it has cost us but then we were chasing the game, and things opened up a bit.
“But over all I am pleased with the way we played, especially considering the last five or six weeks where we haven’t been good enough by our standards.
“I thought we gave it a really good go and if you are going to get beat you want to do it in that way.
“We have got to dust ourselves down and get ready for Sunday now because it is going to be another tough game and we want to go there and get a good result.
“We want to go into every game thinking we can win it and that’s what we do, every game we go out and try and win because that’s what football is all about, winning.
“You don’t just want to go out and just settle for things, you want to win and we need to do that because we don’t want to get involved in a relegation fight.
“After the season we have had, especially the first half of the season which has put us where we are now, we don’t want to put that to waste.”