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Keith Hill's Post Match Reaction: Wigan Athletic

14 November 2015

Manager Keith Hill’s post-match reaction to Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic at Spotland…


“It’s what you do in the important hard areas of the pitch, which is both penalty areas, and I don’t think we penetrated their penalty area enough,” Hill told Dale PlayerHD.

“We had some nice possession but not an awful lot of penetration, whereas their first goal was a very sloppy goal.

“I think Yanic Wildschut is a marvellous player and has got marvellous pace but I think we were a little bit naïve today, with respect to how we dealt with it.

“It’s difficult for me because I have got to give players their run, I’ve got to give them time on the pitch and I’ve got to give them the opportunity to progress within this league against teams like Wigan. Financially, they’re the Manchester United of League One. 

"I’m not overly disappointed with the performance but the key decisions from players have to improve and they can only improve by playing more football.”

He added: “We seem to be catching up all the time with players’ inconsistencies with respect to performances and injuries.

“There’s a lot of time spent not training and we’ve not got the players that we need up to speed. I’m dealing with inconsistencies from match to match and individual performances.

“We tried to put a team together to compete today, and for large parts of it after 20 minutes, I thought we did ok, but again, it’s a results driven business.”

The full interview is on Dale PlayeHD.


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