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.
Rochdale triumphed 3-1 at Spotland thanks to goals from Michael Rose, Ian Henderson and Peter Vincenti while Kevin van Veen netted for Scunthorpe.
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.
Rochdale ended their three-game winless run thanks to Ian Henderson’s second-half header at Spotland Stadium as the striker moved on to 13 goals this season.
Having succumbed 4-1 to the Potters in their midweek fourth round clash, Dale are aiming to get back on track when they visit Steven Pressley’s side at the Ricoh Arena.
The Football League have launched the search to find the best strike of the last 12 months with an eventual shortlist of ten efforts set to be shown on Sky Sports’ Soccer AM in March.
Dale triumphed 4-1 thanks to Ian Henderson’s double and strikes from Scott Tanser and Calvin Andrew as teen star Callum Camps pulled the strings in midfield, helping to move the club up to fifth in League One.
Rochdale inflicted a fifth straight defeat upon Colchester thanks to goals from Matty Lund, Peter Vincenti, Ian Henderson and Jack O’Connell at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Dale picked up an impressive point when drawing 2-2 at Milton Keynes Dons on Tuesday but have been plagued by suspensions and injuries to key first team players in recent weeks.