Defender urged to improve his game
ROCHDALE boss Keith Hill says Harrison McGahey has to be smarter with some of his decision making on the pitch if he is to make it to the top.
The 22-year-old joined Dale in 2016, having previously had youth spells at the likes of Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers and Blackpool.
There have been glimpses of brilliance from the defender at some points throughout his Rochdale career, but Hill insists that he still needs to improve certain areas if he is to fulfil his potential.
“A central defender’s job is not 99.9 per cent concentration, it’s 100 per cent concentration,” he said. “Harrison McGahey has got the physical attributes of a Premier League player, but the brain game has got to be trained better. He’s got to become more professional and the last game was probably his best performance in the last four.
“Fleetwood and Northampton were far below the standard I expect from any central defender. He looks very pleasing on the eye because he does everything quick.
“He is capable, if he puts it all together, of playing at a very high standard, but me being a central defender, I see his weaknesses a lot clearer than other people.”