Manager Keith Hill has been reflecting on Monday’s win over Port Vale, as well as looking ahead to Saturday’s League One encounter v Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium, in his latest interview.
A jubilant Hill, who couldn’t hide his joy in Monday’s post-match interview, said: “That was raw emotion at the end of the game and I think it was a reflection of everybody’s excitement – the staff, the supporters and the players.
“It was absolutely superb, and like I said, they are the type of emotions that you’re striving to hit every matchday.
“The results keeps the dream alive going into the last six games of the season. Who knows what’s going to happen, but we’ll try to be successful.”
The game marked Calvin’s second substitute appearance since being side-lined with a knee problem. He had scored three goals in three appearances before sustaining the injury in February and the gaffer admits that he’s really pleased for him.
“He’s a very, very good player and personality wise he’s superb, in and round the squad. And he has been missed, there’s no question about that. For us to lose Matty Done in the way that we did, which was acceptable my estimation, but then to lose Calvin within the same week was unforeseen, so to get him back gives us a different dimension and it adds to the quality of players that we’ve got within the squad.”
Dale head to Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium and Hill is looking for the same performance levels as seen in recent weeks.
“We’re looking forward to it. It’s a no pressure game because the pressures have been elevated with the successes that we’ve had this season but want to build on it. We want to go to Doncaster and give a great account of ourselves. We want to win, it’s as simple as that. I think if we maintain the performance levels that we had against Preston, or for example, Fleetwood away, then we’ll be ok.”
The full interview is available to view on Dale Player.