Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dale Cash in on Hill's Spendthrift Approach at Spotland with Wigan Win

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dale Cash in on Hill's Spendthrift Approach at Spotland with Wigan Win

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ROCHDALE ....................... 2 WIGAN...............................1 LEAGUE One Rochdale shocked Championship side Wigan Athletic with a pre-season victory at Spotland.

Goals from Ian Henderson and Bastien Hery were enough to hand Rochdale the win and ensure James Tavernier's strike was mere consolation for Wigan.

It was Rochdale's second win of pre-season and manager Keith Hill was delighted.

"It was a brilliant game, I thought we were superb."

he said. "Wigan are a quality team so it's great to get the win against them.

"We had a solid system in the game and sometimes people get transxed with experiments but it all comes back to 4-4-2. "[Dagger]e team with the best 11 players will win. It only takes a brilliant bit of skill or ability but if the players work hard then they will win.

"I'm still looking to recruit some players but I will not under any circumstances overspend and end up in a position like when I rst took over.

"[Dagger]at's not down to Steve Parkin, that's due to a history of debt, but when I left they had a bank of massive money and a squad full of talented people, and if I do ever leave again I want to leave with them in that same situation. …

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