Harrison McGahey says Rochdale are looking to build on two wins in four days ahead of Saturday’s game at Scunthorpe United.
Dale have won their last two matches, with wins over Coventry City in Sky Bet League One and Bury in the Checkatrade Trophy, and the defender wants to build on that momentum.
“I think we need to follow it on now, keep the momentum building, and see where it takes us,” said the 22-year-old.
“We didn’t play as well as we would have liked on Saturday [at Coventry], but we got the result. Tonight [against Bury] we were excellent in the first-half and we got the result again.
“It was a young side but I thought they played excellently in the first-half. Second-half it got tougher but we stood in there and got the result in the end.
“We need to keep momentum now and hopefully we can build in the Checkatrade Trophy and in the league.”
McGahey was full of praise for 15-year-old Luke Matheson, who became Dale’s youngest ever debutant as well as winning the Man of the Match award.
“I think he deserved it. The way he came on and got at players, at 15-years-old, was frightening really.
“He was asking me through the game where he should be. He’s only 15-years-of-age and he’s not training with us every day, so he’s not going to know exactly where to be, but he has sort of got that positional sense, just like a professional has really.
“He got tired towards the end so I kept speaking to him, making sure he was concentrating, but he I thought he was excellent.”