Keep your heads up: Keith Hill tells Rochdale to draw on positives after Barnet goalless draw

By Suraj Radia

Rochdale boss Keith Hill took the positives from his side’s goalless draw at Barnet and insisted his players should do the same.

In a game of few chances, Rochdale’s best opportunity fell to Terry Gornell but his goal-bound strike brought the best out of Barnet keeper Graham Stack.

Despite the result taking Rochdale up to 14th in League Two, Hill admitted his side were disappointed to leave Underhill with just a point but praised his players’ performance.

“I’ve got to salute the players,” Hill said. “They were very resolute and they certainly deserved to take something from the match. The lads are a little bit down and they shouldn’t be.

“We didn’t really threaten enough, which is disappointing, but the encouraging thing is we’re working so hard as a team and that should see us good in the end.

“They know they can do better than this and I know they can do better because I see them in training every day.

“I’m pleased with the clean sheet and we more than coped with everything the opposition has thrown at us.

“They feel a bit down but I won’t let the result have a negative impact on what we’re trying to achieve at this club.”

The clean sheet was Rochdale’s third in five games and they host Accrington Stanley on Tuesday looking to narrow the ten-point gap between them and the play-off spots.

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