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Keith Hill On Blackpool Game

5 October 2018

Manager Keith Hill looks ahead to Rochdale’s League One fixture against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road…

Dale go into the game on the back of a goalless draw with Bristol Rovers midweek, a game the Gaffer has a taken a lot of positives from.

“I saw some good performances, and the attitude was everything,” said Hill.

“I thought it was good – there was no complacency and there was no chaos created individually.

“I don’t think the opposition could smell any weakness, so I was really pleased.

“It’s just about players accepting responsibility in performance. We prepare and they perform, and if they don’t perform, then we’ll probably lose a game.”

Blackpool, Saturday’s opponents, are currently on a 12-game unbeaten run in all competitions and have lost just once in the league this season. After Gary Bowyer resigned at the start of the season, a successful spell in caretaker charge for Terry McPhillips saw him appointed boss on a permanent basis last month.

“Terry is a magnificent footballing person and someone I’ve got a lot of time for.

“He and Gary Bowyer recruited the players that they’ve got now, and Gary Bowyer resigning looks like it has been a great stimulus.

“It’s a football game - it’s us against Blackpool. We’re confident, I’m confident, I’m competent and I’m organised. The players have to respond to everything we’ve done this week and in Tuesday’s fixture with a positive performance.

“I’m sure that if we have a positive performance I’ll be pleased regardless of the score line, but we’ll go there to try and win a game.”

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