Football - Dickov rues poor start

Doncaster boss Paul Dickov lamented the defensive mistakes that cost them a 2-0 half-time deficit in their loss to Ipswich.

David McGoldrick and Luke Chambers took advantage of poor defending to head home from two first-half corners, before McGoldrick deservedly sealed the points with his second on 51 minutes.

Ipswich could have even had more with Frank Nouble seeing a goal chalked off for offside after Daryl Murphy was denied.

"We can work on tactics and formations but you can't legislate for two player switching off at a set-piece," Dickov said.

"Especially against a big, physical team. You can't expect to come back from that.

"It was far too easy. Far too easy."

Dickov believes a long injury list is starting to bite after a loss that leaves them just a place above the drop zone.

Doncaster were without nine first-team players and most of their preferred defensive line.

"You have to deal with it," said Dickov, who has now seen his side win once in 12 games.

"I've been loathe to blame the injuries in recent weeks but it is taking its toll.

"We want to stay in this division. I still believe we will do that comfortably."