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Aggression paying off for in-form Sadlier

11 August 2019

Kieran Sadlier felt his desire to keep plugging away was a big factor in helping earn his side a point at Rochdale.

Sadlier scored a dramatic late header at the Crown Oil Arena to level the score and the man signed from Cork City in January was delighted to take his chance when it came.
“I’ve  been playing up front which is a new position for me, it’s very different from what I’ve been used to before - I’ve not been on the ball as much and not had as many chances as I would’ve liked, but I’m glad I’ve managed to put away the one that I had,” he said.
“I don’t really tend to score too many from corners, I’ve scored a few headers though and I’ve tried to add that into my game a bit more. I’m not bad in the air, I just have to try and be more aggressive to put myself about.
“The key for me is just to never let my head drop, you have to keep on going because if you let your head drop then it just makes it difficult for yourself. I’m pleased to get the goal of course, it’s just a shame it couldn’t be a winner.”
Sadlier’s 93rd-minute equaliser ensured Rovers remained unbeaten in Darren Moore’s first two games in charge, with Sadlier scoring both of Rovers’ goals this season, and the forward feels there is more to build on as the early stages of the season progress.
“I think a point was the least we deserved in the end, we worked hard in conditions that weren’t easy at all, it wasn’t pretty, Rochdale made it difficult for us, but at half-time we had a word about what we needed to do and that played into our hands in the end,” he added.
“We’d love to win but the main thing is that we haven’t lost, it’s a great quality to have in any side that they can grind out a point in a tough game such as this, it was good that we didn’t drop our head and got back into the game late on.
“This is something for us to build on now, we made sure we didn’t lose and we’re still unbeaten, there’s always going to be ways for us to look to improve, we’ll be looking to work hard and be ready for the next game.”


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