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The Sign Of A Good Side - Keith Hill

2 October 2016

Manager Keith Hill reflects on his side’s 1-0 victory over Charlton Athletic at The Valley, Dale's fourth win on the bounce...

Calvin Andrew's 25th minute header sealed the three points for Rochdale, as Josh Lillis saved a second half penalty.

“I thought the performance in the first half was superb, and we should have been more than one goal to the advantage” said Hill.

“You know that the opposition are going to come back you – they’re a big club, they’re a good side – and it was important that we kept their supporters as negative as we possibly could in the second half.

“We gave them a bit of encouragement with the penalty but it was a great penalty save from Josh and he has also made one or two saves towards the end. We didn’t really threaten their goal too much towards the end of the second half, but it’s the sign of a good side that everyone, collectively with endeavour, was very strong. I’m pleased about that.”

He continued: “We’ve come here to get three points. When we get it right, we can be the great entertainers, and we are. Some of the football in the first half was superb and we weathered the storm in the second half. The players have done well today.

“And they’ve done exceptionally well when you consider we were missing the likes of Ian Henderson, Peter Vincenti and Jim McNulty. And now we’ve got Jamie Allen, who got injured today, and Matty Lund is going on international duty. We are”

The full interview is on Dale PlayerHD

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