Brad­ford de­feat to be put to bed: Hill

Rochdale Observer - - LEISURE GARDENING FOOD WINTER WALKS -

ROCHDALE were sched­uled to kick off 2019 with a trip to Don­caster Rovers on New Year’s Day with Keith Hill in­sist­ing they had to put Satur­day’s re­sult be­hind them quickly.

While Dale suf­fered a 4-0 ham­mer­ing at the hands of a dom­i­nant Brad­ford City side at the week­end, Rovers were main­tain­ing their push to­wards the play-off places with vic­tory on the road at Gilling­ham.

“Don­caster were very suc­cess­ful away from home at Gilling­ham on Satur­day, win­ning 3-1,” said Hill.

“They are a good side, very at­tack­minded and they are an ex­tremely suc­cess­ful League One side.

“We have to dust our­selves down and make sure we find con­fi­dence and be­lief again to per­form to the stan­dards that I ex­pect.

“I am pleased with six points from nine, but you are greedy and you want nine and you don’t want to be ham­mered as we were on Satur­day.

“Psy­cho­log­i­cally, you have got to make sure you lift the play­ers, self doubt creeps in and it can be­come like a main­stay, so we have got to get rid of that and go again.

“We have to for­get Brad­ford and move on quickly.”

Dale are at home again on Satur­day with Bur­ton Al­bion the vis­i­tors.

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