Wil-Power Pays Off For Dale
The Football League Paper|October 20, 2019
Wil-Power Pays Off For Dale
MANAGER Brian Barry-Murphy played down his role in Rochdale’s comeback derby victory at bottom-of-the-table Bolton.
Rick Barr

Barry-Murphy, who replaced Wanderers chief Keith Hill at Spotland last year, brought on veteran striker Aaron Wilbraham with his side trailing to Thibaud Verlinden’s 56th-minute goal.

Wilbraham, 40 tomorrow, didn’t score after his 60thminute introduction but his presence unsettled Bolton’s rookie defensive partnership of teenager Adam Senior and Yoan Zouma. Callum Camps, Oliver Rathbone and substitute Fabio Tavares all went on to net for the visitors.

“It was a difficult decision not to start with Aaron,” Barry-Murphy added. “His impact coming off the bench was amazing. I am not taking away credit from him because he will go mad. But I thought it was a team effort.


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October 20, 2019