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Rochdale need these 2 players to shine today to get back to winning ways

Rochdale haven’t been on top form in recent games. The Football Manc Cave are looking at two players who need to step up to get the team back to winning ways.

When Brian Barry-Murphy took over as Rochdale manager, some fans had doubts. He managed to prove people wrong early on this season as he got some good results.

However, things haven’t been as good recently. They have managed to slip down to 19th in League One. This has come after a series of losses but I believe Barry-Murphy can turn this around.

He’ll need some players to step up if this is to happen. Here’s two who could turn Rochdale’s form around if they work hard and stay focused…

Paul McShane

McShane has only just signed for Dale but has admitted that he wants to be a part of something special. He thinks Brian Barry-Murphy makes the Rochdale team just that.

The defender has signed a short deal until January. Even though it’s not a long-time period, he is eager to make a difference. By his own admission, he is not afraid to be loud and try to lead the defence. This is something that could help the rest of the backline and stop goals being conceded.

Aaron Wilbraham

The 39-year-old is a player who fans enjoy watching. It’s just a shame that he’s only just come back from injury. He arrived at Rochdale on a free transfer from Bolton Wanderers.

Wilbraham is now fit again and getting starts. However, it will take a little bit of warming up to ease him back into the game. Especially League One football. When he is ready, he will be a key player for Brian Barry-Murphy. That is if he can stay clear of injury.

There are other players that could be mentioned. For example, Ian Henderson. He has produced much-needed goals for the Dale recently. However, this pick of players is just a couple who could raise the bar a little for the struggling Rochdale side.

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