Rochdale v Stoke City Under-21s: Checkatrade Trophy Group C, Tuesday 3rd October, 7.45pm Kick-Off
The Checkatrade Trophy returns on Tuesday night, as Dale take on Stoke City Under-21s in the first of their two Group C home matches.
Keith Hill’s side kicked their campaign off with a resounding 4-0 victory over local rivals Bury in their opening game of the competition.
Stoke, managed by Glyn Hodges, were beaten 1-0 at Blackburn Rovers in their first match, but are expected to have five first team players included in their squad for the match at the Crown Oil Arena - goalkeeper Jakob Haugaard, defender Tom Edwards, midfielders Charlie Adam and Ibrahim Afellay, sriker Julien Ngoy.
The Main Stand only is open for home supporters on Tuesday night, while away fans will be accommodated in the Willbutts Lane Stand.
Supporters can pay on the night. Click HERE for admission prices.
Referee: Martin Coy
Assistant Referees: Paul Newhouse & Gareth Mellor
Fourth Official: David Richardson
The Ratcliffe Bars, situated on the Crown Oil Arena car park, open at 5pm on Tuesday, with visiting supporters also welcome.
Click HERE for full details on opening times.
FIRST TIME VISITOR
Coming to the Crown Oil Arena for the first time? View our first-time visitor guide HERE.
COMPETITION SO FAR
Dale’s opening game against Bury was a memorable one for more than just the 4-0 scoreline. It saw history being made, as Daniel Adshead became the Club’s youngest ever debutant at the age of just 16 years and 17 days.
The youngster assisted Dale’s second goal, scored by Bradden Inman after Joe Bunney had opened the scoring early on. Inman bagged a second before the break, before Ian Henderson rounded off the scoring after the break.
The Voice Of Spotland, Rochdale AFC's matchday programme, returns for our Checkatrade Trophy ties.
The reduced 32-page programme will be on sale around the ground and at the Club Shop, priced at £2.
Click HERE for the full preview.
For a full run down of this season's Checkatrade Trophy competition rules, click HERE.
Dale are 8/13 to record victory over Stoke City Under-21s on Tuesday.
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WE’VE GOT IT COVERED
Fans in the UK can listen to match audio commentary on iFollow. The programme will start at 7.40pm.
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We will also be tweeting live updates from the match.
As it is a Checkatrade Trophy match, there will be no option to watch the match live for overseas subscribers.