Bury v Dale: Checkatrade Trophy, Tuesday 19th September, 7.45pm Kick-Off
Rochdale kick-off their Checkatrade Trophy campaign with a trip to local rivals Bury on Tuesday night.
It is the first of three group stage matches for both sides. The other two teams in Group C, Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City Under-21s, played their opening fixture a fortnight previously, with Rovers running out 1-0 winners at Ewood Park.
It will be the second meeting between the two sides this season, after the league meeting at the Crown Oil Arena ended goalless.
Manager Keith Hill has revealed that 16-year-old midfielder Daniel Adshead will be involved. Read more HERE.
Supporters who didn't purchase an advance ticket can pay on the night at Gigg Lane.
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For a full run down of the rules in the Checkatrade Trophy, click HERE.
Referee: Mark Heywood
Assistant Referees: David Plowright & Peter Gooch
Fourth Official: Scott Oldham
Dale are 19/10 to pick up all three points at Gigg Lane on Tuesday.
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Dale’s previous visit to Gigg Lane saw a stunning strike from Callum Camps secure a 1-0 victory.
Camps struck a free-kick from distance in first half stoppage time, which was too powerful for Bury stopper Joe Murphy.
It was the only goal of the game, and saw Dale move to within three points of a playoff spot.
Dale’s first campaign in the revamped Checkatrade Trophy saw them finish as Group winners in 2016/17, before exiting at the second-round stage.
For a full look back at last season’s competition, click HERE.
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Fans in the UK can listen to match audio commentary on iFollow. The programme will start at 7.40pm.
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To access commentary via your desktop, go through our match centre. The match centre will be located on the home page of the main website (www.rochdaleafc.co.uk). Once you’ve clicked through, a link will appear on the left-hand side of the page for you to access the commentary. This will appear on the site around half an hour before kick-off.
It's also audio commentary only for overseas fans.
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