As the clock ticks towards the transfer deadline, Manager Keith Hill has reiterated that he is happy with his current squad of players.
Speaking to Dale Player following Saturday’s League One fixture v Coventry City, he commented:
“I won’t be rushing to get anybody in before Monday but once the emergency loan window re-opens if I have to then I will do.
“The players are enjoying the journey – you could see today that they didn’t want to be beaten and I think in the first part of the season I think we might have lost today.”
He continued: “I’ll be having a look to see what’s going on. It’s difficult because there’s a lot of propaganda that goes on when the window opens. There’s a lot of business to be had but sometimes it’s superficial and it’s sometimes the wrong business, which can cost football clubs money.
“I think if you actually stand back and look at the trees instead of seeing the wood then you can trust your own players and your own recruitment - that’s what I’m doing at the minute. I’m looking back and thinking why should I put anyone in front of him at this moment in time because they’ve earned their opportunity. So sometimes you’ve got to take a step back and not get involved in the propaganda of the transfer window closing at 11 o’clock on Monday night.”
Hill confirmed that Rhys Bennett could miss up to ten days after twisting his knee in Saturday’s game but says he won’t panic recruit.
“We’ve got a good bench and I’m more than happy with the squad of players that we’ve got.
“If I have to bring one of the youth team players in then I will. I’m not in any great rush to panic recruit because I trust the players that we’ve got. I’ve got Andy Cannon and I’ve got Bastien who are suitable replacements, so I’m more than willing to give them opportunities.”