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Keith Hill's Post Match Reaction - Bury

7 December 2015

Manager Keith Hill spoke to Dale PlayerHD following his side’s Emirates FA Cup defeat to Bury at Spotland…

“Apart from the result I’m reasonably happy going home tonight. I’m satisfied that the players have given everything they possibly could," said Hill.

“They probably could have done more in both boxes, especially from Chris Hussey’s set-plays but in general I thought we were reasonably good.

“I thought we had to be a little bit more clinical in their box – we’ve made the ‘keeper save and we’ve had one or two near opportunities, but we huffed and puffed and didn’t get it quite right in their penalty box.”

The only goal of the game came in the seventh minute when Danny Rose headed home from a Hussey corner.

“I’m disappointed but I think it’s near on perfect from their perspective,” said Hill.

“What more can we do except maybe get Rosey in handcuffs. It’s a difficult one – they know that the quality is coming in and we do. 

“We prepared for it, but for me, it was the perfect cross and I won’t go into too much detail with the players. It’s disappointing but it’s a good goal from their perspective. 

“I think it was very, very close as a contest. I think we definitely shaded possession, there’s no question about it, but the end is result is that we’re out of the cup.

“I’m not disappointed with the manner in which we lost but I’m obviously disappointed with losing.”

The full interview is on Dale PlayerHD. 

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