Rochdale are having a tough time of it in League One at the moment, currently sitting three places and three points above the relegation zone.
With only two wins in the last nine league games to boast, it’s no wonder Keith Hill’s side find themselves in the lower ebbs of the third tier of English Football.
Qualifying for the next rounds of the FA Cup and Checkatrade trophy has slightly improved spirits, but on the whole Dale fans are feeling frustrated. Despite many believing that this current crop of Rochdale players is the best, the club has had for a long time.
Having conceded 11 goals in nine league games since the start of October, alongside averaging one goal per game – there is one area that is glaringly obvious to improve if Hill wants to start getting his team moving upwards in League One.
A rotation of goalkeepers haven’t helped the situation, but the defence is something of a leaky bucket at present.
Hill has some emerging talent at his feet, but it’s far too early to be relying on the likes of Luke Matheson just yet, despite the promise and excitement. At the moment, Hill should be concentrating on his first team and possibly looking towards the January transfer window to strengthen and bolster, what is a very unstable backline.
Rochdale Fans do you agree?