Ethan Ebanks-Landell hopes Saturday’s win over Walsall will prove to be the turning point in the season for Dale.
The victory was Rochdale’s first of 2019 and the first since the defender joined on loan from Wolves during the January transfer window.
“I think it was deserved in the end,” said Ebanks-Landell in his post-match interview.
“When you haven’t had a win in a while, the last few moments are always going to be edgy and nervous, but the more we win, the more it will come easier to us.
“I’d say, out of the last few games, that this performance is probably the worst one, but sometimes you get the rub of the green like that and hopefully this is the turning point for us.”
The centre-half opened his goal scoring account for Dale in the win, having broken the deadlock at the Banks’s Stadium.
“I’ve always said, put me in front of goal and I’m going to finish, so hopefully there’s more to come.
“I had a pre-planned celebration – a little dance from a music video – so it was good, I enjoyed it.”
And Ebanks-Landell is enjoying playing alongside Jimmy McNulty in the heart of the Dale defence.
“We get on well off the pitch and we’ve got a good rapport, so I’m enjoying that partnership.”