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Hill hails Allen after stunner

Keith Hill insisted Jamie Allen was integral to Rochdale's success after the midfielder's strike helped see off Wycombe 2-0.

Allen crashed in from 20 yards to break the deadlock in the second half at Adams Park and Peter Vincenti doubled the advantage with 15 minutes to go.

Allen's strike was his sixth of the season but Hill believes the 19-year-old's goals only tell half the story.

"It was a superb strike, he's a player's player and they love having him in the side," he said.

"He's got no weaknesses and he's a well brought up lad. For me I believe he's a superstar and we're very fortunate to have that type of talent at our football club."

And while the victory lifted his side two points clear at the top of League Two, Hill claims he is taking no notice of the table.

"I don't pay any attention to the table. I don't manage the table," he insisted. "We've got eight games left and already won 21 this season which is an incredible achievement.

"We've been hit with injuries and suspensions but I trust the squad I've got and what we're trying to achieve. That's what matters at this time of the season.

"We weren't at our best in the first half but Peter Vincenti's still managed to have the best chance of the half. In the second half Jamie Allen has come up with an unbelievable goal."

"Then we get the second and that's something we're capable of doing as well as keeping clean sheets."