Manager Keith Hill has thanked fans for their “amazing” support away at Rotherham United on Saturday and has asked for more of the same when his side return to action at the Crown Oil Arena on Tuesday night.
The midweek fixture is the first of three home games in a week for Dale, and the Gaffer hopes the fans will give the players their positive backing.
“We’re looking forward to getting back on home turf on Tuesday night,” said Hill.
“The supporters on Saturday were magnificent and when we go to our home ground, there can’t be any anxiety brought to the players. The Dale fans at Rotherham were amazing – they were absolutely superb. The acoustics in the stadium are superb but all I could hear was our supporters.
“On Tuesday, and over the next three home games, they have to make sure that they support our cause and donate positivity.”
After two away wins, Hill admits his side will go into the match full of confidence but says that it’s hard-work that will get them points.
“We’re going into Tuesday confident but we’re going to have to work as hard as we did on Saturday.
“It’s important that we keep these performances going. No-one gives you the opportunity to win – you’ve got to work hard.
“On Saturday, the players not only worked hard, they also thought well and the intelligence was superb against a good strong side.
“The lads are doing really well and they’re trying to put into practice what I’m asking of them.”