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Josh Lillis On Saves At Peterborough & Tuesday Night's Game Vs Oldham

16 April 2018

Josh Lillis says he and his teammates need to take the spirit they showed on Saturday into the final five games of the season.

Dale were 1-0 winners at Peterborough United, despite playing almost all of the second-half with ten men.

“It was a good three points with the situation in the second-half,” said Lillis.

“We dug in really well. We defended really well as a team, even through Calvin [Andrew] and Joey T when he came on.

“Every man put a really good shift in today. We rode our luck at times, I had to make a couple of saves, and when I wasn’t there the lads were.

“Wins obviously breed confidence. To come here and get the win off the back of Tuesday night’s defeat against Wigan just shows what kind of spirit we’ve got and we need to take that into the next five games.”

The Dale goalkeeper made a string of fine stops, including one manager Keith Hill described as “a match-winning save” in the final minute.

“We’re a team. As a goalkeeper you’re the last line of defence and it is nice when you’re called upon to do your job, and I was fortunate enough today to make a few saves and very important times. But, every man was brilliant.”

Attention now turns to Tuesday night’s match against neighbours Oldham Athletic.

“Every game at this stage of the season is a big match.

“We can’t overegg the emphasis of the game on Tuesday, but we know within ourselves that it’s a massive game and we’re looking forward to it.”

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