Rochdale manager Keith Hill promised changes after seeing his side battle their way to a goalless draw at Cheltenham Town.

But he urged his players to see that as positive move and a way of getting more from his squad.

"They know I am going to recruit but they should see that as a stimulus," Hill explained. "The players need that competitiveness in the training. It was a strong performance tonight but we can definitely get better.

"We have only had two days to work with the players and in those two days you try and give them a lot of information. They have come and performed how we have asked them to play.

"Everyone is keen at the minute but the problem for me was not knowing the opposition - I couldn't really do the homework that would give us the edge. But I'm relatively pleased to come away with a point and it's something to build on. We will play better because I've witnessed in training how talented the players are. "

It is three draws in a row for the Robins and manager Mark Yates said: "We're not having the best of times at the moment, I can't deflect from that, but I'm looking forward to a good week on the training ground.

"We need to bring a few bodies in to help us which we are hopefully close to doing. With two or three new additions next week then hopefully it will come.

"We huffed and puffed and should have scored a couple of goals from the chances we had but didn't work their keeper enough for a home side in the position we are in.

"We're not right at the moment but we have to keep believing - we are not out of anything and that's three unbeaten. They could be three good points but unfortunately it's not quite happening at the moment. We have good players but we're not at the top of our game.

"We are not creating enough for our strikers, they are feeding off scraps at the moment."