Brendan Moore made his first league start for Rochdale in over a year on Saturday, when Keith Hill's side faced Bradford City at Valley Parade.
Moore kept a clean sheet in the 2-0 victory over the Bantams following an impressive display, but he was also quick to praise the four defenders in front of him.
“My goal coming into the game [at Bradford] was to perform well and keep a clean sheet. I was able to do that, so I’m very happy,” said the goalkeeper.
“My job is to make saves. There were two in the second half that were difficult but I was able to get to them and make the save.
“As a goalkeeper, when you have a rock-solid front four in front of you, you feel great and confident. They made several blocks for me – in the second half in particular there were two outstanding blocks inside our box, so when that’s happening you gel together and you feel good about it, and that’s where the confidence comes from.”
In addition to Saturday’s game, Moore appeared as a late substitute against Coventry City in September and played in Dale’s Checkatrade Trophy victory over Fleetwood Town earlier this month, but he’s not getting carried away.
“I’ve got to keep working hard in training and take one day at time.
“We’ve got a good core group of goalkeepers at the moment, which is really good for us. We’re competitive with each other, so training is competitive, which can only be a good thing.”
Rochdale face Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday night in the first overnight trip of the season. Moore is hoping the side’s excellent away form can continue.
“We have some things to improve on and we’ll do that on Monday before travelling. Hopefully, no matter what team is playing on Tuesday, we’ll perform and do well.”
Watch the full interview with Brendan on iFollow.