Southend United v Rochdale | Roots Hall, Sky Bet League One, Saturday 30th August 2019, 3pm Kick-Off
It’s a first overnight stay of the season for Brian Barry-Murphy’s side this weekend, as they travel to Southend United’s Roots Hall.
Dale have four points from their first two away matches of the season, and have lost just once in all five games, sitting in 13th.
Last season saw Dale pick up their first win at Roots Hall in 33 years, thanks to Callum Camps’ late goal.
Brian Barry-Murphy says his side will be focusing on their own game at Southend.
"They are a good footballing side and a team that I did meet last season."
Read what Southend boss Kevin Bond had to say on the game HERE.
Ryan McLaughlin made his return from injury in Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup second round win over Carlisle United, featuring as a substitute in the final minutes.
The full-back and first-year professional Harrison Hopper made their first starts of the season in Wednesday night’s Lancashire Senior Cup first round tie at Morecambe.
Dale fans who didn’t purchase a ticket in advance can pay on the day at Southend on Saturday.
Please note that tickets must be bought from the Away Ticket Window at Roots Hall, located at the away stand. There are no cash turnstiles in operation.
Click HERE for full details.
For an away fan guide to Roots Hall, click HERE to visit Southend’s official website.
Sky Bet are offering odds of 13/8 for a Dale victory on Saturday. Click HERE for the full betting preview.
Make sure you select Rochdale as your favourite team on your Sky Bet profile, as Dale will receive 50% of any losing stake!
Referee | Lee Swabey
Assistant Referees | Anthony Da Costa & Oliver Jackson
Fourth Official | Matthew Lee
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