Callum Camps was pleased to get his name on the scoresheet on Saturday, after netting in Rochdale’s 1-1 draw with play-off hopefuls Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park.
The midfielder put Dale ahead when he left Matt Gilks rooted to the spot with an effort from 25-yards, bagging his fourth of the season in the process.
“I’ve been waiting for a goal for a while this season – I haven’t scored one for a few months, since Slough Town away in the FA Cup back in December.
“I hit quite a few in from the edge of the area last season and nearly got into double figures, and although I’ve had opportunities from there this season, they’ve all been getting blocked. Luckily, this one found the bottom corner.”
Rochdale dominated the Iron and Camps felt that the side deserved more than a point.
“It has been the same story throughout the season. We’ve been playing well but not getting the winning results.
“I think we played better football than they did, but we need to start finishing our chances. If we do that, then we’ll be up there.
“They had a little five-minute spell at the start of the second half, which we didn’t deal with very well, and they’ve scored from a set-piece to get the point.
“But, with 10 games to go the Gaffer wanted us to be five points off the team outside the relegation zone, and we’ve achieved that. We [as players] wanted to better that, but hopefully we can keep this run of form that we’re in going and move up the table.”
And Camps says there’s still a huge belief amongst the squad that Dale can survive relegation.
“We all believe and we’re all working as hard as we can - we’re trying our best to win every game. It has been hard playing at home, because teams have been coming and sitting in on us and we’ve not been able to break them down, but away from home, we’ve been playing well and we just need to get the results now.
“We’re only thinking about staying in the league and getting as many points as we can.”
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