Keith Hill: 'Nobody is on the Same Page'

  • January 11, 2020 | By Chris Mann
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Keith Hill has launched an impassioned defence of his managerial capabilities, after his Bolton side came in for criticism in a 2-0 defeat at Rochdale.

Goals in each half from Luke Matheson and Jimmy Ryan gave Dale all three points at the Crown Oil Arena, on an afternoon where Wanderers debutant Ethan Hamilton twice struck the woodwork.

Speaking after the game, Hill has urged supporters to ease the negativity which is creeping back into the club - asking not to be compared to the likes of Sam Allardyce and Phil Parkinson due to the financial restraints placed upon his reign at the University of Bolton Stadium.

"Nobody is on the same page," Hill told BBC Radio Manchester.

"Whether it's the press, the football club, the staff, players or the academy, nobody at this football club at this moment in time are on the same page.

"We are 100% committed to making a new Bolton but there's still people living in the past when we're trying to make a new future.

"I'm sick to death of listening about what they did the last time they were in League One. I'm sick to death of being criticised for putting a team together and putting my future at risk - nobody elses.

"I'm sick to death of all the criticism of this team and everything that they're doing.

"Adam Chicksen has played today and it'll probably be his last game. I had a chat with him about the potential impact and it's brilliant when you get presented like that.

"I came here and I've not put my neck on the line. I came here because I know there's a massive rebuild and it's not a one-game season.

"Don't compare me to Sam Allardyce and don't compare me to Phil Parkinson the last time they were in League One because I haven't got his budget - nowhere near.

"I'm on a rebuild mission here within the financial restrictions of the football club and the consortium are 100% in the loop on that plan.

"I know my onions. I know where the players are and I know the quality that I want to bring to this football club. I know the players that I want to play on a regular basis.

"I may as well go home and get somebody else to talk for me because everyone is talking on behalf of me.

"I know where the players are and what type of player I want for this football club. I know the DNA that will make this club successful on its own resources.

"It's not rocket science. Those players are there and want to come and play for us."

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