Step in the right direction for Hill
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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