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Hill - We Need To Relax Again

Manager Keith Hill has admitted that the nerves have got to us in recent games and that the team are suffering a mini crisis of confidence, so they all need to relax and take a bit of a step back and appreciate just how far they have come this season rather than panicking about how far we have come this season.

Having topped League Two only a few weeks ago, back to back defeats against Southend on Good Friday and then Mansfield prior to that - having also only picked up two draws in the games before then - have seen Rochdale drop down to third place in the table and we are now two points behind Scunthorpe with Fleetwood and Burton trying to breath down our necks for that last automatic promotion spot.

Speaking to the press following on from the three nil defeat to Southend, Hill admitted the players needed to relax and find their groove again.

'It was a difficult, tense game and I think the tension showed in the performance. There looked as if there was a little bit of a crisis of confidence for the players and it didn't get any better for us from the first mistakes onwards. It's disappointing but you have to collect your positive energy, and make sure you move on to the next available opportunity.'

Hill goes on to say that with three games left, there is more than enough time to not only secure automatic promotion still, but to potentially catch up on Scunthorpe again and have a title crack, but we have to shake this off now and get back to doing what we were doing that got us into this position in the first place, so the players do have to dig deep - but not for effort - for belief again.

'It's okay wanting to achieve, but you have to have the bravery and commitment and if you have that it turns you into a better person and a better team.'

Bristol Rovers, Cheltenham and Newport County left now to decide our own fate, and it is still in our hands. If we can get back to who we were, then we have every chance possible, but Hill is also right in saying that we can't perform like that over the coming games and expect to stay where we are.

Even if that does happen, we can of course fall back on the play off spots which he's already admitted would be a fantastic achievement for us, but to have a decent play off campaign, again we need to return to how we were playing to give us the best chance possible.

Going to be an interesting three games, and if used correctly, this hiccup can only help the players in the long term but to help them, they need to bounce back.




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Date:Sunday April 20 2014

Time: 10:42AM

 

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