Rochdale AFC manager Keith Hill has called for greater maturity from his side next season after their faint playoff hopes slipped away with a 3-2 defeat to MK Dons at Spotland on Saturday.
Ben Gladwin’s first-half hat-trick helped assure Mark Cooper’s side a playoff spot, with Ian Henderson 20th of the campaign and Nathan Thompson’s own goal offering little consolation.
Rochdale manager Keith Hill was frustrated by his side’s poor first-half performance and has encouraged his charges to fully commit to his game plan for the last five matches of the campaign as they seek a playoffs place.
This April marked the first time the women’s squad have joined their male counterparts at the pre-season media day at the club’s Old Trafford ground.
With Rochdale still in contention for the final League One playoff position, Keith Hill believes his players can focus on enjoying their football given they have a game in hand.
Calvin Andrew’s header pinched a 1-0 victory for Rochdale at Spotland on Monday afternoon, consigning Port Vale to their sixth straight defeat and elevating the home side to just four points off the playoffs with a game in hand.
Goals from Rhys Bennett and Jack O’Connell gave Rochdale a 2-1 victory over Yeovil Town on Saturday to put Keith Hill’s men sixth in League One with a game in hand on their closest rivals, only increasing the expectation of promotion surrounding the club.
Oldham come into Tuesday’s north Manchester derby on the back of their first win in four matches while Rochdale are within three points of the play-offs with two games in hand over sixth-placed Peterborough.
Rochdale triumphed 3-1 at Spotland thanks to goals from Michael Rose, Ian Henderson and Peter Vincenti while Kevin van Veen netted for Scunthorpe.
Josh Morris scored the only goal of the match for the home side, his third in three games, as Rochdale dominated possession but struggled to break down a resilient Fleetwood outfit.
Goals from Rhys Bennett and Ian Henderson sealed victory for Rochdale over Colchester United on Saturday, moving them to within three points of the play-offs with two games in hand.