NEIL HOPES FOR ROCH PICKINGS
“DON’T leave anything on the pitch.” That’s the mantra Bromley manager Neil Smith will be extolling to his players this week as the Ravens prepare to take on Rochdale on Saturday, writes ALEX BEARD. “We’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain,” Smith said after a 3-2 midweek defeat by Maidenhead. “Obviously we had a setback on Tuesday but we’re playing with confidence and we’re looking forward to it. “We’re taking a few supporters up there so we’ll try and get a result and give it our best shot.” Before Tuesday, Smith’s side had gone five games unbeaten in all competitions and had dumped National League league highflyers Dover out in the previous round. With confidence high, Smith will fancy his chances of upsetting a Dale side, who are struggling in League One this term following an impressive ninth-placed finish last term. Still they have an experienced manager in Keith Hill, someone Smith is looking forward to locking horns with at Spotland. “Very [excited],” he added. “He’s a very good manager, good at what he does. “It’ll be exciting to put myself up against Keith but we’ll treat it no differently than we would a league game. “We’ll come in on Monday and discuss the previous game and then put that into practice against whoever we’re playing.” So, just another day at the office then.