Date: 7th December 2015 at 3:40pm
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Danny Rose has taken the praise of manager David Flitcroft in his post Rochdale FA Cup press conference.

With Rose’s eighth minute header from a Chris Hussey corner being enough to secure our place in the third round draw which takes place later tonight, he picked out for special attention by the gaffer as he spoke to the Manchester Evening News following the one nil win.

‘I was delighted with our start, we knew we had to start early – and start hard and fast. The gameplan was to get crosses in and we did that in the first 10 minutes, we put four telling crosses in. To beat Rochdale, you`ve got to get the ball in that last third and we did that fantastically well early doors. But I think the most pleasing thing for me was Danny Rose`s goal. He deserved that. His work ethic, his enthusiasm for the game his running power – he thoroughly deserved to have the match winner, so I`m delighted for Danny. I was delighted with the performance. I thought it was a professional, well-controlled performance.’

With Peter Clarke finding the net on 35 minutes but having the effort chalked off, that didn’t best please Flicker as he saw nothing in it and no reason for it to be scrubbed off, but with it not effecting the final result he wasn’t going to let that get in the way of enjoying the game.

‘I`ve seen the incident and it`s nothing. There`s no contact. I`m a little bit disappointed we didn`t get that second one with Peter`s goal because it`s not a foul.’

With the draw for the third round later tonight, Flitcroft is also quoted by the Bury Times as saying it would be a dream come true if we could snare Manchester United in the next stage.

‘It is quiet obvious to say the big boys, it really is, and you’d love to draw Man United, I really would love to draw them and take the supporters over there, it would be fantastic. I always think we are going to get a big club and we never do and I always like it to come out right, but it never does. I love this FA Cup and I dream about it. I want a big club, but I just seem to miss them. We’ll take what comes and be grateful that we are in it, that’s the biggest thing.’

Flicker also had plenty of praise for the fans who made the trip to Spotland to roar the side on.

‘The following was incredible. I wasn’t surprised when I came out but just to see the wall of fans in front of you and not behind the goal was outstanding. We purposely let the lads go up to them in the warm up and they all came in and said ‘look boss it’s electric out there, it really is’ and that really gave me my team talk to try and get that start that we needed. We had to get a fast start. We had to get them on the back foot. They are a team full of energy, a team full of young players, dynamic players and we had to take them away from that front-foot performance. I am delighted about being in the next round and it is about the fans. The FA Cup is about the fans, it always will be.’

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