Olly Lancashire is back in training after recovering from the groin injury which has kept him side lined since Dale’s Capital One Cup tie against Preston North End last month.
The Dale skipper is set to feature for Dale in a closed doors game against Championship opposition on Wednesday, as is Jack Muldoon.
Hill confirmed in a Dale Player interview a fortnight ago that the Muldoon had returned to training, but with the striker having missed all but a few days of the pre-season programme, he continues to play catch.
And speaking on Monday evening, Hill told the club’s official website: “Jack is a long time in the making because he has been out injured since the pre-season camp, so it’s slowly, slowly with him.
“We’ve got a game arranged on Wednesday and he’ll play some part in that, as will our Captain Olly Lancashire, who is back on the training pitch.
“Having these bounce games midweek – we had one last week against Oldham and we’ve got one this week against Blackburn – gives the younger players, the players who aren’t playing on a regular basis and the players who are returning from injury the opportunity to get game time.
"When Jack looks at the squad he’ll see players who are in front of him at this moment in time as he’s got a lot of catching up to do, but I do believe that he’ll be a good acquisition even although he hasn’t played much football yet.”