Manager Keith Hill reflects on Tuesday night’s game at Port Vale and looks ahead to Saturday’s League 1 fixture v MK Dons at the Crown Oil Arena, in his latest interview…
Hill was unable to make the midweek match due to a medical problem but was straight back in action on Wednesday.
“I was really disappointed that I couldn’t be at the game but your health is your wealth and you’ve got make sure that you look after yourself," Hill told Dale PlayerHD.
“I’m just like any other human being in that I do fall ill but the players have got to respond and they have to cope with the absence of the manager, but I don’t think we did. That really disappoints me because I’m accountable and that’s the only regret I have from Tuesday night because it’s really important for me, the stability of the football club and the stability of the players. I’m still beating myself up about it but your health is your wealth.”
Ahead of Saturday’s game, Hill is looking for his players to deliver consistent performances.
“If I look at the performances this season, they’ve been very close to what I want with the exception of the one on Tuesday. Tuesday was the biggest performance disappointment but there were key moments in the game that if we do better, then we draw that game on what was not our best performance.
“At the minute, Sheffield United is probably our best performance and we turned a winning performance into a draw, so we’ve got to make sure that we clean up on those minor mistakes. We’ve got to make sure that we perform with consistency and tidy up on the housekeeping, which is what we do better in both boxes.”
And Hill offered his thoughts on Saturday’s opponents, MK Dons.
“Karl [Robinson] is a good manager. He wants to play the right type of football, as does every manager. The best type of football to play is winning football – that’s being attack minded and defensively solid.
“They’re a very intelligent, hard-working and a very attack minded team.”
The full interview is on Dale PlayerHD.