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Hill Pleased To Reach The Second Round Of The Capital One Cup

13 August 2015

Manager Keith Hill spoke to Dale Player following his side’s penalty shoot-out win over Coventry City…

“I think Coventry are an excellent side but I know what Tony [Mowbray] is like and the way he sets his side up. They’re very, very pleasing on the eye – they rotate players, they’ve got pace and I can see what he’s trying to build. I think they’ll just get better and better.

“I think we were superb for 20-25 minutes, then they changed their shape slightly and probably dealt with us a lot better from that point. We got a tremendous goal but they were bossing possession and it was difficult to stop them. 

“The second half belonged to Coventry on the whole, but I think we took over in extra time and possibly should have won it. 

“It was a highly entertaining game from a neutral perspective, but I think we showed a hell of a defensive discipline. We made good decisions and stayed in good pockets, especially in the second half when Coventry were dominating possession.

“It was a big, big ask for the players to play with the same energy. I didn’t change too much [from Saturday] – Joe Rafferty had to come in because Andy Cannon was a little bit injured, although he should be back for the weekend. 

“I’m really pleased that we’re through to the next round.”

The full interview is available to view on Dale Player.

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