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Keith Hill's Pre-Match Quotes - Swindon Town

18 November 2016

Manager Keith Hill looks ahead to Saturday’s League One fixture against Swindon Town at the Crown Oil Arena…

Dale were without ten first team regulars for the midweek visit of Maidstone United in the FA Cup but Hill says the illness and injury and situation is looking less bleak.

“We’re looking better,” Hill told Dale PlayerHD.

“Tuesday was a difficult task again. We used a lot of energy and we got a fatigue injury as well as a little bit of illness, but we put the players in quarantine and we should be ok on Saturday.”

Cannon suffered a hamstring injury during the match and although Hill confirmed he’ll spend time on the side lines, he hasn’t put a timescale on the recovery. 

“Andy was in good form for us but I think the amount of work that he put in against Bradford, especially when we went down to 10 men, is probably the result of why he picked up the injury. We didn’t have the players to rotate to freshen things up on Tuesday night but I probably wouldn’t have wanted to anyway because I believe Andy is in good form.”

Saturday’s game is the second league meeting between the two sides in just a month, following the game at the County Ground in October. 

Hill says he’s well versed on the opposition. 

“We have to play each other twice at least in a season and we’re looking forward to the prospect. 90-percent of what we’re doing at this moment in time is very good and it’s important that the 10-percent doesn’t let us down. That’s probably down to concentration, and when we marry the two we’re very good.”

The full interview is on Dale PlayerHD

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