Hill finding joy again at Dale

Rochdale boss Keith Hill claims he has rediscovered his passion for football since returning to Spotland.

Last Updated: 06/02/13 at 14:37

Keith Hill: Passionate about football again

Keith Hill: Passionate about football again

Eyebrows were raised in some quarters when Hill opted to drop down to League Two with his former club less than a month after being sacked as manager of Championship strugglers Barnsley.

"It's been brilliant to be back," Hill told BBC Radio Manchester. "I'm happy and there's a lot to be said for being happy.

"I think my family have noticed the change in me over the last couple of weeks - I feel as though I've come out of a footballing coma."

Hill is also encouraged by Dale's displays in back-to-back draws with Cheltenham and Chesterfield that leave them eight points shy of the play-off places in 15th.

"There's a decent nucleus of players there to work with and I'm encouraged by the two performances that we've had," he added.

"The players have been magnificent to work with but we've got to continue in the same vein. We've got to turn these draws into three-point results.

"With 16 games to play, there's still a lot to play for. It's quite a condensed league and I don't think there's too much difference in quality between position A and position Z."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's a bloody good goal, though. Sh!t, the kid's gonna be the worlds best before we know it, isn't he? He's got the touch of genius in him. Like Neymar, but with muscles and stuff. He's doing a Ronaldo as we watch. He's bulked up to be able to ride the tackles, but he's improved technically as well. His touch is sublime. Bugger.

HarryBoulton
WATCH: Hazard's stunning goal

A

hhh, Jose arguing with another managers wife, clearest sign yet that we are going mental during the close season. I am rocking back and forth on my haunches.

hump3.
Jose hits back at Rafa's wife

I

t's only a matter of time before one of them throws in a yo mamma

lee
Jose hits back at Rafa's wife

Footer 365

Chelsea fail with £25m bid for Everton's John Stones

Everton have rejected an improved bid of £25m from Chelsea for centre-half John Stones, according to Sky sources.

Jose: 'Cabaye move makes PL harder'

Jose Mourinho claims the transfer of players like Yohan Cabaye to mid-table clubs makes the PL "very, very hard" to win.

Real reopen talks over £28m De Gea deal

Real Madrid have reportedly reopened negotiations with Manchester United over David de Gea and may complete a deal in the coming days.

Mail Box

Mails: This Is My Perfect Moment

Lots of Mailboxers channel their inner Martine McCutcheon to bring you their perfect footballing moments. Plus thoughts on Blatter, names, and Chelsea worries...

Mails: Let's Talk About Jose's Failures...

We don't talk about them because Chelsea won the title...but imagine if LVG or Brendan Rodgers had signed Juan Cuadrado. Plus, a trawl through the squads...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company