UK time is: 04:01:51
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

We're Up For The Derby

Keith Hill has said he's expecting a magnificent game against Bury in this weekends derby clash.

We host our local rivals for the first time in the league since January 2012 and the manager has pointed to the fact that fans have a huge part to play in the game.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the game, the gaffer explained.

'I look forward to the competitive nature of the derby, but psychologically I've got to make sure I'm level headed with respect to the preparation and not get too involved in the side shows that can occur. It's just two teams going head to head, but I'm excited by the challenge on behalf of the supporters.'

Hill says the players will be up for it, but him them composed and clear headed for the encounter.

Adding that the fans themselves can be the 12th man on the day, create an intimidating atmosphere and roar the players on to giving that little bit extra in pursuit of the victory.

Midfielder Brian Barry-Murphy understand the rivalry well, having also played for the opposition during his career, and the 35 year old player/coach said that even for the players it's not just another game, there is something special when it comes to local derbies and the rivalry that comes with them.

'It's the game all fans look for when the fixture list comes out, it's not just another game, it's exciting for everybody involved so I really can't wait for it.'

BBM adds that he knows Bury are in a decent vain of form themselves this season, so the players will have to be focused on the task ahead, which will be challenging, but it's up to the older heads in the team to help ease the youngsters into what will be their first taste of a Rochdale derby.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Dale Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 6 2013

Time: 9:33PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Rochdale Articles

Stats: Rochdale v Crewe (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Henderson On Bristol City & Crewe (Monday March 2 2015)

Hill Previews Crewe (Monday March 2 2015)

Stats: Bristol City v Rochdale (Saturday February 28 2015)

Jones Joins Rochdale From Preston (Thursday February 26 2015)

Hill Upbeat Despite Sheffield United Loss (Thursday February 26 2015)

Stats: Rochdale v Sheff U (Tuesday February 24 2015)

Hill - Job Done Against Chesterfield (Tuesday February 24 2015)

McGinty Loaned, Andrews Injured (Tuesday February 24 2015)

Archived Rochdale Articles

List All Vital Dale  Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Gillingham 34 12 9 13 -1 45
13. Port Vale 34 13 6 15 -4 45
14. Fleetwood 34 12 9 13 -4 45
15. Rochdale 32 13 5 14 13 44
16. Walsall 34 11 11 12 -2 44
17. Scunthorpe 33 12 8 13 -3 44
18. Notts County 32 11 7 14 -6 40

Breaking League News

CCFC: Oakwell Reflections
Coventry : 04/03/2015 19:56:01
Fleetwood 2-2 Scunthorpe (League 1)
Fleetwood : 04/03/2015 16:25:00
No excuses from Davis
Crewe : 04/03/2015 16:15:00
Football League Ready To Sell Soul To EPL?
Walsall : 04/03/2015 16:02:01
Cotts Only Too Pleased To Have Tonked Orient.
Bristol City : 04/03/2015 15:01:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Crewe MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Jones 0%
Rafferty 0%
Eastham 0%
O'Connell 0%
Kennedy 0%
Bennett 0%
Rose 0%
Allen 0%
Vincenti 0%
Henderson 0%
Bunney 0%
Sub - Tanser 0%