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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.




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Date:Friday September 6 2013

Time: 9:33PM

 

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