No complaints from Hill

Last updated : 02 October 2010

Rochdale boss Keith Hill admitted his team were second best as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at Exeter. Dale left St James Park empty-handed after Jamie Cureton's solitary 49th minute goal condemned them to a loss and Hill had few qualms about the outcome. "I think we were deservedly beaten," said Hill. "The performance of Exeter was worthy of the victory, but we were poor with respect to our performance. I can accept the result, but I expect a better performance. We have performed better than that and been beaten this season and our passing was really off colour. "I have to give credit to the opposition. They closed us down and they stopped us passing, but we weren't at our best. But while Exeter had so much of the possession, the opportunity was always there to get something out of the game because I don't think they made the most of their possession." Hill backed City star midfielder Ryan Harley to go onto ply his trade in the top flight after another impressive display for the League One side. He added: "I think Ryan Harley is a magician. I think he is that good that one day, he will play in the Premier League.

Source: PA

Source: PA

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