Vital Football

Latest Rochdale AFC News

Keith Hill Shapes His Backroom Team

Keith Hill Shapes His Backroom Team

Keith Hill has officially confirmed his backroom team for the coming season.

Chris Beech, Brian Barry-Murphy, Tony Ellis, Dan Fradley, Richard Ashcroft and Chris Brown will join goalie coach Steve Collis, fitness coach Ross Preston, physio Andy Thorpe, assistant/youth physio Gary Thompson, chief scout Larry Redmond and kitman Jack Northover to complete our backroom team.

Beech has now officially been appointed as Assistant Manager after returning in January, and Barry-Murphy will take up the roles of first team coach/player.

Ellis takes the Academy Manager title and First Team Matchday Observational Coach to help bridge the gap between the first team and the youth team.

Ashcroft has been appointed as Youth Team Manager and will be assisted by Chris Brown.

Dan Fradley will be the analysis man in his role as Head of Training and Matchday Analysis, as Keith Hill wants far more scientific feedback to aide training and conditioning next season.

Speaking to the Official Site Hill explained.

'Getting to where we are today has been transitional since I came back. It's not just about a Manager anymore, you need a team. There's a design to try and make sure we're successful and althought it might not be evident from the get go, it will become evident to supporters.'

Apply To Be A Site Editor



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday May 22 2013
Time: 9:12PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Rochdale Articles

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (18/10/17)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League One positions for the season of 2017/18.

Vital View - League One - 17th October 2017

The League One season continued with the latest round of games played during midweek, 17th October.

Safe Standing's About To Be Real

Shrewsbury Town have now confirmed that they have reached their crowd funding target of £65,000 to create a safe standing section at New Meadow.

Vital Preview - League One - 17th October 2017

The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this midweek, 17th October.

Archived Vital Dale Articles

Vital Dale articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Dale
Write For Vital Dale
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Coventry v Rochdale
Suggested By:
Rochdale win43%
Coventry win35%
Draw22%
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Rochdale Results (view all)

Rochdale Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League