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BBM On Accy Encounter

25 February 2013

Brian Barry-Murphy has been reflecting on Saturday’s draw at Barnet’s Underhill Stadium as well as looking ahead to Tuesday night’s local derby against Accrington Stanley at Spotland.

Rochdale made it three clean sheets in five following the goalless draw in North London, however after what was a scrappy affair with little created in the final third, particularly in the first half, Barry-Murphy is very honest in his assessment.

“I think a draw away from home is an OK result but as a team and a group of people we didn’t feel as though we replicated what we did last Saturday or in training because during the week some of our training was excellent and we were looking to replicate that.

“I think defensively we played really well which is the positives we can take out of the game, but with regards to our attacking play we would like to have created a few more chances for the strikers, and particularly as midfield player, I was a little disappointed with the service we provided to them. But generally I thought it was a good enough day.”

Accrington Stanley are the visitors to Spotland this Tuesday night and Barry-Murphy is looking forward to the local derby encounter: “A lot of players say derby games are just another match but I always find they’re quite a bit more exciting to play in and generally the atmosphere is better. 

“There was a really good attendance at our last home game and everyone was delighted with that. I thought the atmosphere at the Torquay game was fantastic and hopefully that will be replicated on Tuesday night and we can put on performance to send them away happy again.”

The full interview with BBM is available on Dale Player now. You can access the interview HERE.

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