Rochdale finished third in League Two, securing the final automatic promotion spot and manager Keith Hill has declared that he will not make wholesale changes this summer, instead rewarding the majority of his promotion squad.
“I have no fear of taking the nucleus of this squad into League One,” he stated.
The Dale sealed a return to the third tier after a two-year absence and Hill is confident his side will compete with the likes of Sheffield United and Doncaster Rovers.”We’re going to have to dig in and it’s feasible to suggest that we’re not going to win as many games. But our aim and our intention is to be successful in League One and that means aiming as high up the league as we possibly can and upsetting a few of the big clubs”.
Hill also stated how he believes that his teams attacking flair and defensive competence are capable of battling out League One, which continues to improve each year. Despite this, Rochdale have announced the signing of 24-year old striker Jack Muldoon from Northern Premier outfit Worksop Town on a one-year deal to help bolster their attack, possibly preparing for life after Scott Hogan.