Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hill: We Will Go Down If We Put Too Much Stress onto Dale Players

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hill: We Will Go Down If We Put Too Much Stress onto Dale Players

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KEITH Hill is determined to reduce the stress levels on his players as Rochdale head into the festive programme.

Saturday's goalless draw against Oxford at the Crown Oil Arena saw Dale slip into the bottom four of League One, but the performance against what is a play-off chasing side offered cause for optimism.

And Hill will look to build on that in the upcoming run of four games within a 10-day period, starting with Saturday's home match against Walsall.

The Dale chief said he was looking to get back to the mentality adopted by himself and his players when he first took over as manager in December 2006.

"The players accept the challenges and the demands on them, but sometimes there is too much stress in the way they play and they just need a little bit of confidence," said Hill.

"We have to try to take away the stress and the anxiety and that has to be from myself and my staff. …

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