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Dale boss 'sick' of hearing about the past

Last Updated: 17/05/08 9:11pm

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Rochdale manager Keith Hill wants his side to re-write the club's history books after earning their first trip to Wembley in the League Two play-offs.

Dale beat Darlington 5-4 on penalties at Spotland after fighting back for a 3-3 aggregate draw, goals from Chris Dagnall and David Perkins giving them a 2-1 win on the day.

The Lancashire outfit have not won a promotion since 1969 and have been in the bottom tier of English football since 1974 - the longest unbroken run in the basement division of the Football League.

Hill is sick of hearing about the club's inglorious past and has urged his talented young side to seize the moment when they head to Wembley.

Birthday-boy Hill - 39 - headed straight to Edgeley Park to watch Stockport and Wycombe battle it out for the right to face Rochdale in the play-off final.

Make history

But before leaving, he said: "We're here to make history - I'm sick of hearing about the history of the football club and what we haven't done.

"We talk about making our own history and creating history for other people to talk about. History doesn't interest me - I did it at school and I used to fall asleep.

"This club shouldn't be seen as a small club.

"We are nurturing a very good young squad here and we want to be successful.

"That's how ambitious the players and the coaching staff are.

"We want to be ambitious and we want to get into League One. That's our aim now."

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