COLEMAN: DALE CAN'T GIVE UP
John Coleman knows it will be a tall order to keep Rochdale in League One but the club's manager has not given up hope just yet.
Dale's form has picked up since Coleman left Accrington to replace Steve Eyre in the Spotland hotseat in January, but they are eight points from safety with six games of the season remaining.
Their hopes suffered a body blow on Saturday when, after coming from 2-0 down to lead fourth bottom Walsall 3-2 in stoppage time, they conceded a last-gasp equaliser.
"We'll have to see if it's still within our grasp to get out of the relegation zone, but we've given ourselves an even higher mountain to climb," Coleman told the Manchester Evening News.
"It would certainly have been a lot easier had we won that game.
"We can't give up, and we have demonstrated that we have spirit, we have the players and the ability. But we have also shown that we can fall asleep at times and be punished."
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