Manager Keith Hill looks ahead to Rochdale’s League One fixture against Shrewsbury Town at the Montgomery Waters Meadow…
Saturday’s opponents sacked John Askey during the week, placing Danny Coyne in temporary charge.
And Hill admits that can be a disadvantage rather than an advantage.
“That probably puts us at a disadvantage because we don’t feel as though there will be that continuity from a previous manager’s team selection or what he’s thinking tactically, so it can prove to be a disadvantage”, said the Gaffer in his pre-match interview.
“The sacking of any manager can have a negative or a positive impact with respect to form and the players’ mental application to the jobs they are doing on a daily basis.
“I feel sorry for John [Askey]. You don’t seem to be allowed any time whatsoever to change.
“It looks as though we’re in the sacking season, but it is what it is. We’ve just got to try and prepare ourselves to prepare against a strong opponent. League One is a strong league.
“We’ll go there and try to give them a good game. I think standards will be raised – we’ve got to try and be consistent with our approach to what we do and not judge it as one individual match. It’s not hit, miss or maybe with respect to successes of the season but we’ll go there to try and win the game and hopefully we’re successful. We’ll just continue with the plan.”
Watch the full interview on iFollow.