Yeovil Town left-back Carl Dickinson spoke to local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, after the 1-0 defeat against Bury on Saturday 4th August 2018.
CS: Carl, I would imagine that's a very frustrating afternoon.
CD: You could say that. Gutted. Obviously to go down to nine men, it was sloppiness on our part and ill-discipline. But I think the way we held out for as long as we did speaks volumes with the spirit that we've got in the dressing room this season. Obviously we're gutted about the defeat, but we'll take that spirit that we used and that fight that we tried to stay in there, into next week's match, and use it as fuel for next week.
But I'm gutted because we've got a lot of young lads in this squad, and for them to fight in the way that they did. I haven't seen it back so I don't know if the goal was offside in the build-up - I don't think it was a free kick in the build-up either, but it's one of them. Like I've said, we dust ourselves down, we look at what we could do better, look at the things that we did well, and we'll take that into next week, and we'll get ourselves ready.
CS: As a set of lads you must have been aware of how close you were to claiming that point today.
CD: Yes definitely. You're looking at the clock, and it was 85 or 86 minutes, and you were trying to get into everyone to stay switched on. It's just a little bit of ill-discipline on our part that has probably cost us in the end. But for the fight that we put in, I can't fault that at all. We've got to use that now for next week. We've got to take all that spirit that we had, all that fight that we had, and go and use that against Mansfield next week.
CS: You had yourself and Gary Warren, who were vastly experienced at the back there in the end. But a word for your young goalkeeper Nathan Baxter. He's 19 and I think he only found out that he'd be playing a couple of days ago. He came so close to a clean sheet.
CD: Do you know what, he was superb. You could hear him non-stop throughout the game. His kicking was first class. For a lad to come in, like you say, with a few days notice for his first proper league game. I think it speaks volumes for the type of character that he is, and the type of mentality that he's got. I'm sure he will go on to have a big bright future. Today he can hold his head up really high because he was different class.
CS: For you personally, although you played in the pre-season friendlies, are you looking forward to next Saturday now and your home league debut for Yeovil?
CD: Yes definitely - I can't wait. We've had a really good pre-season. We've got a good set of lads here. Like I've said I'm just going to make sure that I enjoy every game, and hopefully the lads do as well. But trust me, I'll be in their ears non-stop if any standards slip - then we'll be on it. I just want us to work as hard as we can, week-in week-out, day-in day-out. If we can do that, and we can walk off the pitch saying we gave everything, then that's enough for me.
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