Manager Keith Hill spoke to Dale Player following Saturday’s 2-1 win over Bradford City…
“On a pitch like today it was down to braveness - a physical braveness and a mental braveness. Let’s be right, the pitch was horrendous and I think, without being disrespectful, that’s shooting Bradford in their own foot.
“But we said after the game that we’re really pleased with the points, the result and the courage the players showed because we’re playing against a really rough side there. You look at [Jon] Stead, you look at [James] Hanson upfront, the way they play it doesn’t matter whether they’ve got eight men on the pitch or a full compliment – it’s relentless. When they’re playing through two very, very good front men like that it can be hazardous for a team like us and it nearly was - I think we rode our luck a little bit.
“There’s no debate for me – it is a penalty and unfortunately the rules are that he has to be sent off. On another day as a spectator watching I would have asked for the goalkeeper to stay on the pitch, but as an opposing manager points are important and it’s in the laws of the game.
"Like I said, I'm just happy with the points, happy with the result and it's getting us closer to at least the 50 points mark. We'll see where we are after that."
The full interview is available to view on Dale Player.