Dale’s under 18 side return to league action this weekend with a home match against Walsall.
The Saddlers are a thorn in the side of the Dale youth team season after coming out on top in two previous encounters between the two sides. Walsall were 3-2 winners when the teams met in the league in November, and progressed to the fourth round of the Youth Alliance Cup with a 2-0 victory in February.
Rochdale head into the fixture following an enforced break last weekend and will be looking to extend their recent unbeaten run to four.
Saturday’s match will be played at Salford City’s Moor Lane and has an 11am kick-off.