Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dale Must Keep the Faith after Two Heavy Defeats

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dale Must Keep the Faith after Two Heavy Defeats

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RESTORING belief will be the buzzword for Rochdale today as they entertain Burton Albion at the Crown Oil Arena.

The momentum of pre-Christmas back-toback wins was lost by heavy defeats against Bradford and Doncaster either side of New Year and boss Keith Hill insists the players must not second guess themselves.

"I think everybody has to soul search, but more so the players," he said ahead of today's League One clash.

"What they can't do - and they did at Doncaster - is second guess themselves. When you second guess yourself, you tend to make more bad decisions and it gets worse.

"We got beaten by six at Barnsley once. It's something that happens as Rochdale manager and it's something we have to find a solution to. But there is no point me doing more harm and damage to the players. …

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