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Culmination Of A Good Week - McNulty

17 March 2024


Culmination Of A Good Week - McNulty

17 March 2024

Jimmy McNulty says Saturday’s win at Eastleigh was a culmination of a good week’s work.

Dale were dominant in a 4-1 win at the Silverlake Stadium, thanks to goals from Jimmy Keohane, Devante Rodney and a brace from Kairo Mitchell.

The Head Coach believes the players continue to buy into the work on the training ground and it fully came together on Saturday.

“[It was an] Excellent result, I think more importantly for me, excellent performance,” said McNulty.

“We’ve been trying to chase that. Good performances which I believe will give us the outcomes and let everything else take care of itself.

“I think today was a very good day for the squad and I also mean the staff, the extended version of the squad, we’re all in it together.

“I think today was a culmination of a good week's work, a lot of training ground diligence and then truthfully just pure confidence, execution, and personality from the players. They brought the week to life with a very good performance today.

“We showed a top level of courage in a game that I thought we could establish not just control, but dominance. I thought we were able to switch the balance from control to dominance today.

“The players, they’re on the training ground all week buying into what we believe will be successful for them and to show what each of those players are really good at, which I’ve got total belief and faith in

“Days like today, it looks like it came together.

“They were top goals, and we are capable of those moments as a team. I’ve got the utmost belief and confidence in them.

“They seemed to exude the belief even when Eastleigh responded to our first goal. I felt like we were still playing some real good football and we had a real appetite without the ball as well. We looked like there was a real hunger to put a complete performance in today.

“Seven points out of a possible nine, where we’ve shown real guts, courage, and resilience. I’m proud of the team today.”

Sam Mather, who has started Dale’s previous two matches, was missing from the matchday squad at Eastleigh.

McNulty explained it was due to a minor injury.

“Sam Mather picked up a dead leg which he was suffering with. There was a possibility for him to start the game, but we have to have the greatest respect to Manchester United. He is their player and we felt it was right to leave him at home for this one.

“He’s been at United getting some treatment and hopefully will be back with us this week.”

Watch the full interview below via our official YouTube channel.

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