Step in the right di­rec­tion for Hill

Rochdale Observer - - TRAVEL -

KEITH Hill in­sists there is still work to be done in turn­ing around Rochdale’s sea­son – but he’s con­fi­dent Satur­day’s win against Bris­tol Rovers can pro­vide a spring­board for his side.

Matt Done’s early goal proved the dif­fer­ence be­tween Dale and the Pi­rates at the Crown Oil Arena, with Hill’s men rid­ing their luck at times in keep­ing a clean sheet.

But with the re­sult in the bag, Hill is hope­ful his squad can take con­fi­dence from the win and

‘It doesn’t mean the cri­sis is over, it means hard work and con­tin­u­ing to fight’

kick-start their cam­paign. fight. We’re not re­ally con­ced­ing said. There was the one the minute. I just hope we

“In my psy­chol­ogy, in a lot of goals, it’s in­ci­dent with Josh and Jim turn a cor­ner and we can my time at this club, it was ei­ther a clean sheet or and you’re think­ing ‘car do it but it’s dif­fi­cult at the a cri­sis and it still is,” he con­ced­ing two, so we have crash’. Then we get into the minute be­cause we’re not said. to stream­line that out. You em­bers of the game and all on the same page at the

“One swal­low doesn’t can count it as a cri­sis, but give away two silly free same time and that’s make a sum­mer. But, if that’s one de­feat in seven!” kicks. Why? Self dis­ci­pline. what’s im­por­tant. you take my time out of Hill was quick to I can’t en­force dis­ci­pline, “There are phases of the his­tory of this club, ac­knowl­edge the fact his it has to be­gin with play ei­ther in or out of with all due re­spect, side were for­tu­nate not to the self. In my job all I am pos­ses­sion and the play­ers there’s not much of a his­tory. con­cede af­ter a mix up con­cerned about is self are catch­ing up. I can be­tween Josh Lil­lis and preser­va­tion. see those tran­si­tions and

“We have raised the bar, Jim McNulty late in the “It was frus­trat­ing for they are not quite tim­ing it or the play­ers who have game. And he said there me be­cause there are cer­tain right, which would al­low rep­re­sented me have. So it is a cri­sis. We’ve was still room for im­prove­ment things we in­sist on, us to score more goals and for the sup­port­ers who had a re­sult, but it doesn’t in terms of self dis­ci­pline the way we do things and de­fend bet­ter higher up have wit­nessed what we mean the cri­sis is over, it among the play­ers. the tim­ing with which the pitch. have achieved dur­ing my means con­tin­ued hard “The less said about the we’re do­ing things is not “That’s a bit of a prob­lem time as man­ager, I sup­pose work and con­tin­u­ing to clean sheet, the bet­ter!” he quite on the heart­beat at at the minute.”

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