Forrester's returns pleases Rovers boss

Last Updated: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:19

A 45 minutes runout for Harry Forrester was the highlight of a disappointing 2-0 friendly defeat at Lincoln for Doncaster Rovers.

Forrester, 23, missed most of last season through injury, but came through the first period unscathed at Sincil Bank as Rovers boss Paul Dickov fielded two different sides as the Sky Bet League One side were undone by goals from Jordan Burrow and Alan Power.

"That was a big positive," said Dickov, who takes his side to Portugal next week. "He was a little bit rusty and was maybe trying too hard, but we'll have a good week with him next week and put a few things right."

Dickov was not happy with the performance of his side, who mustered only one shot on target the whole game, which came after 84 minutes when Alex Peterson's tame effort was comfortably saved by Luke Chambers.

"We didn't play at all and that was the biggest disappointment," Dickov added. "We want to get the ball down, play two-touch football and have a bit of energy, but I saw very little of that out there.

"We want to win every game we can, but there was a lot of poor stuff out there and it is something we can work on in Portugal next week. Sometimes, though, displays like that help me in my thinking."

On Harry Middleton's injury, who went off injured midway through the second half, Dickov said: "Harry Middleton received a nasty kick on the ankle. He's cleared the ball and then the boy's caught him. Hopefully he'll be ok and it's just an impact injury."

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