Manager Keith Hill on Dale’s 1-0 win over Northampton Town at Sixfields…
“Performance wise, it’s acceptable. Result wise, it’s superb. Today was the continuation of last week and it was good. I don’t think there’s any fear from the players at the minute.
“We’re better than the results we had this season. Some of the performances have been good but we’ve had bad results.
“Jimmy Floyd said during the week that we’re not playing like a team that’s second bottom. We’re not and we haven’t been all season. It’s easy to ignore where you are, and to be honest, I am and so are the players. It’s everybody else who keeps phoning me up and saying ‘have you seen where you are?’ Of course I know where we are because I know the points that we’ve got, but we’re not failing – we’re being very successful.
“It’s a results driven business but I look at the type of successes we’re trying to achieve including the nurturing of players, but ultimately, it’s the football world judges me on results.
“I don’t think there’s any injustice on behalf of Northampton. I think we played well and deserved to win - I don’t think there’s any doubt about that.”
If Dale continue playing like they did at Millwall in the Emirates FA Cup last weekend and at Northampton on Saturday, does Hill think his team can steer away from the relegation zone?
“I don’t see why we can’t. People keep telling me that we need to win X amount of games but we don’t, we just have to win the next one. Don’t concentrate on the last game of the season, concentrate on the next one and see where it takes us.
“We have to play everybody, if not the majority of teams, who are in and around us, so why not play this freedom style of football and fight the world, because if we do end up getting relegated that’s what should have happened four seasons ago anyway, but we always fight against the odds and we’ll continue to try and do that.”
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