Rochdale goalkeeper Brendan Moore spoke to iFollow, after saving a penalty and keeping a clean sheet in Dale’s draw at Southend United…
“The penalty was given – I didn’t even see what for, I was looking at the ball. Nonetheless, it was given. He stepped up to it and you always try and stay up as long as you can to try and make the save.
Dale were reduced to ten men early in the second half when Ian Henderson was shown a straight red card, but the players defended strongly and looked comfortable in keeping a second successive clean sheet.
“I was very pleased with the back four, and the midfield three in front of them. Everybody showed a lot of character to make some fantastic blocks at the edge of the box and stop a lot of crosses, all the way until the 95th minute. Everybody fought until the end today.”
It was Moore’s fourth appearance for the Club after returning from an injury he picked up in pre-season, and the American is glad to be back in action.
“You become more comfortable with experience I think. I’m happy to have my second clean sheet – if we can continue to do that it would guarantee at least a point every week.
“It’s always tough coming back from injury, but we have great staff here who help you do that.”
He is also grateful to the 181 Dale supporters who made the long trip.
“They came up with the USA chants – I love to hear that!
“It was a tough journey down here, and we showed a lot of character to fight to the end and come away with a point.”
You can watch the full interview on iFollow.