Ian Henderson took his goals tally for the season so far to five on Tuesday night in Dale’s 2-2 draw with Northampton Town, as he netted his third in two games.
Hendo opened the scoring with a fine finish after latching onto the end of Callum Camps’ exquisite pass, and doubled Rochdale’s advantage after hitting home on the rebound from a penalty.
Reflecting on his recent goal scoring form, the Dale skipper commented: “It always happens like this – I go through little purple patches, and it’s always nice to score.
“The first was unbelievable, even if I must say so myself,” he laughed.
“Campsy’s pass is outrageous! I see him on a daily basis and I’m not surprised by his passing ability or that he has dropped it on a sixpence. It was a counter-attack, after we had defended really well, and he’s hit an unbelievable diagonal after sliding inside and the rest is history, as they say.”
Rochdale had to settle for a share of the spoils, though, after the Cobblers struck twice late in the game to claim a point from their trip to the Crown Oil Arena.
Despite the disappointment, Hendo is remaining positive.
“We have to take the positives out of this evening. We played well, we played fluent football at times and we did go 2-0 up. At the end of the day, it’s another point towards our points tally and we haven’t lost the game.
“We’ve just got to keep on digging away and working incredibly hard on the training pitch, and results will turn in our favour.
“We’re going to go into Saturday’s game against Bristol Rovers really positive, and like every game, we’re going to try and win it. We’re going to come into training on Wednesday upbeat and prepare for the weekend’s game. All we can do is look forward to the next game.”
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