Furious Dickov slams "unacceptable" display
Oldham manager Paul Dickov could not hide his anger after his team went out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy 2-1 to holders Chesterfield.
Dickov described the performance as "unacceptable" and admitted he was "fuming" to lose to the team that beat his side in the Northern Area final in last season's competition. He said: "Without playing that well we were pretty comfortable in the first half but then young Carl [Winchester] makes a mistake which he will learn from and after that we sat back and played too many hoof balls. "After they got the goal it wasn't acceptable, the second half wasn't good enough from start to finish. We didn't give the midfield a chance to get on the ball, there were too many long balls and we have to be more clever than we were. "I'm disappointed, angry, fuming and they know that. You can go down to Portsmouth and put in a performance like we did with desire and determination and then turn up and do that. "You have to have a bit of desire about you and I didn't think too many had that."