Rochdale have a bright future ahead, insists Shaun Ainscough

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Rochdale winger Shaun Ainscough says the good days are only just beginning for the club.

There is a feel-good factor around the Hornets in 2020 following a poor 2019 campaign which saw them relegated from the Championship to League 1.

A new board have come in, a new squad has taken shape, off-field projects have been kickstarted and the club’s profile has been the highest in years.

Ainscough said: “Its a good place to be, it’s better than last year and everything is positive at the moment.

“Andy (Mazey, chairman) has come in and he has been really enthusiastic and is getting things done. A lot of big changes have been made for the better.

“We are moving with the times now and it can only be good for the club.

“It feels like we are building as a team now. We are basically a brand new team, I think there are only three or four who were here last year but we are getting closer so hopefully we can gel and do well this season.”

Rochdale’s aim is to gain promotion back to the Championship – but the Hornets aren’t getting ahead of themselves.

Ainscough added: “We want to get promoted but we know it isn’t going to happen overnight.

“The owners and everyone at the club have got a vision of what they want and ideally, we want it to be this year or next.

“Promotion is what we want to build up to and hopefully we can get our performances right on the field with our new team.”

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