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Hill: Effort Always There

22 January 2014

On a scale of one to three, Manager Keith Hill is “happy, happy, happy” after Tuesday night’s late comeback at the Proact Stadium.

Dale’s never say die attitude saw the side net two stoppage time goals to secure a point against fellow promotion hopefuls, Chesterfield.

Speaking to Dale Player after the game, Manager Keith Hill, joked: “I’m happy, happy, happy – wow, I’m off the richter scale on happiness."

He continued: “We made changes and unless you’re prepared to makes changes then you’ll never know. I was really pleased with the effort and the commitment, but I do believe that the opposition made better men decisions from a footballing aspect at times.

“I thought it was quite an even game – we probably should have dealt with the second goal better. The first goal, there’s not much we can really do – I think Matty Done gets a really good tackle in and it ricochets to Gary [Roberts] and I knew that he was going to score. But the second goal could have been, and should have been avoided, but maybe that gave us the impetuous and the spirit to mount a challenge to get something out of the game and we did. 

“I think the effort was always there, as well as the will and the endeavour. We say that winners never waver and I believe that we’re a winning side and that we have a winning mentality. We’re not victims and we weren’t victims of the situation being two down. I’m really pleased that we got something out of the game going into Saturday’s FA Cup tie because obviously this fixture was brought forward against my wishes. I do believe that we should have had more help from the Football League in our preparation in pursuit of representing the Football League in the FA Cup.”

The full interview is available on Dale Player.

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