Manager Keith Hill says Ashley Eastham and Oliver Lancashire go with his best wishes.
“They’re right to accept that offer, because as much as they wanted to stay at the club, the money that they’ve been offered will support their families. You only get a small window of opportunity to earn as much money as you possible can in any walk of life, so, for me, they’ve made the right choice financially.
“And I can’t go against that because they’ve phoned me, they’ve text me and they’ve thanked me for everything they’ve done and that we’ve done that put them in this position where they’re earning the type of money that they’re doing at their respective clubs.”
“It doesn’t scare me,” said Hill.
“One position we do really have to improve on is conceding goals. We’ve been scoring more than enough goals per game over the last three seasons and it’s important that we make less mistakes, both individually and collectively as a unit. Whether that’s down to the goalkeeper, the back four, the strikers defending properly, or the midfielders tracking runners, it’s important that we get a combination of everything.
“So I’ve got no fear of recruiting central defenders to work with me, the staff and the players that we’ve got to improve us.”
The full interview is on Dale PlayerHD.