Manager Keith Hill believes Billy Hasler-Cregg’s time out on loan is aiding his development.
The winger, who has extended his loan stay at Droylsden for a third month, continues to train with Dale during the week and the Gaffer admits that he’s pleased with the positive impact his time out on loan has had.
“We’re starting to see the impact. I think Billy has realised what he’s got,” Hill told Dale PlayerHD.
“The enthusiasm we had from Billy last season on the training pitch was immense but I think he’s plateaued out now.
“He has gone to Droylsden and he’s not sulked about it. He’s found it difficult but now he’s realised what it’s all about at Droylsden.
“I’ve got to give him credit because he hasn’t fallen by the wayside with his attitude and application. He has found it difficult mentally and physically adjusting to the demands but now he knows what to do. He’s bringing that back into training when he’s training with us and I think that’s brilliant.
“I’m glad to see that he has bellied out and hopefully he’s going to rise again now.
“I think it’s a great example for all the other kids as well. He goes six tiers below, finds it really difficult in real men’s football but actually sticks in there and gives himself a chance of playing there, which is doing now.
“It’s brilliant and it’s testament to him and his character.”
The full interview is on Dale PlayerHD.