Manager Keith Hill has been reflecting on Dale's recent form as his team get ready to face Plymouth Arygle at Spotland on Saturday.
Rochdale have recorded four clean sheets in their last five outings, and Hill admits he is happy with the current form.
He told Dale Player: “It’s important – clean sheets are king. I feel as though we’re progressing and we’re getting better and better. It’s getting close to me being back at the club 12 months and for me, my 12 months is really about games played. We’ve got three games to play before you get to my one year anniversary and when I came back to the club 28 games had been played. I’m looking at getting to 28 games with as many points as we possibly can and to see where we are in comparison, to not only last season, but to previous season’s success.
“But I’m pleased with the current form, I’m pleased with the commitment and it’s now the time of the season that you really have to drive forward.”
John Sheridan’s Plymouth Argyle are the visitors to Spotland this Saturday and Hill is expecting another difficult encounter.
“They’re tough opposition, with a very good manager, who is starting to impress his identity on his team,” said Hill. “It has taken him a while – I think he took over round about this time last year, but he’s getting there, he knows what he wants, he knows how he wants to play the game, he’s got a very good team and they’re progressively getting better.
"They’re a big, big Football Club playing in League Two and I know John’s very determined, and I know he’ll get his team set up right to play against us.”
The full interview is available on Dale Player.