Rochdale manager Keith Hill is optimistic that Rochdale can have a successful campaign in League One, come the start of next season.
Dale won promotion back to League One after a 2-0 home win against Cheltenham Town on Saturday, ending two years in the fourth tier.
“That’s the real magic of what we’ve done this season. We’ve done it with a relatively small budget,” said Hill.
“We won’t overspend next season but we will be successful. There’s no question in my mind about that.”
Bolton born Hill returned to Spotland in January 2013, and has brought the good times back to the club, having guided them to a top three finish.
Rochdale have been in the top three all season long, yet experienced a nervy last few weeks before gaining promotion, with Fleetwood Town hot on their heels.
However, in a weekend when all three automatic places were settled, Dale went up with both Scunthorpe and Chesterfield, and will collect the trophy if they beat Newport County, and Chesterfield fail to beat fourth placed Fleetwood.
Manager Hill was clearly a delighted man: “It was a magnificent day. In any campaign, you want to be successful. To get promoted is as big a success as you can get.
“As soon as the job became available, it was something I wanted to do. I wanted to go back and reinvigorate performances on the pitch and recreate what we did in the first place, which was give unrivalled success to the supporters of the football club.
“We’ve achieved promotion in our first full season and we’re looking forward to League One now.”
Congratulations to all at Spotland on promotion.
By Ben Reardon