Parkin...'I'm pleased...'

"I'm pleased with the general overall performance from everyone today," Parkin told the official Rochdale Website after the 2-0 win. "I was bitterly disappointed with the goals we conceded against Barnet and we had to do something about that. Now we have played two games and kept two clean sheets and that gives us a base to build on.

"It's a young back four in terms of age and experience and I thought they looked pretty solid and that is a very good sign for the future of this football club."

"I'm also pleased for John Doolan for his goal because like us he enjoys winning, he's a good lad in the dressing room and we have missed him when he's not played this season.He has vast amounts of experience and it was the icing on the cake for him to score today."