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Preview: Colchester United

6 March 2015

Colchester United are the visitors to Spotland on Saturday for Dale’s second home fixture of the week.


Rochdale head into the match on the back of Tuesday night’s emphatic 4-0 win over Crewe Alexandra, while the U’s went down 1-0 at home to Notts County.

Watch the goals from the midweek win over the Railwaymen on our YouTube channel HERE

Calvin Andrew (knee) and Matty Lund (shoulder) will definitely miss the match. Stephen Dawson and Olly Lancashire still remain doubtful but may be called upon despite only taking part in one day of training due to niggling injuries sustained by Jack O’Connell and Joe Rafferty, who are also doubtful for the fixture.

Keith Hill’s counterpart, Tony Humes, is said to be without Sean Clohessy, Tom Lapslie and Tosin Olufemi.
 
 
PRE-MATCH
Manager Keith Hill’s pre-match interview is available to view on our YouTube channel HERE.

Coming to the game? Let’s be loud and proud throughout! 

Michael Rose also spoke to www.rochdaleafc.co.uk ahead of the fixture. You can watch the interview in full on our YouTube channel by clicking HERE
 
 
THE OPPOSITION
In charge – Tony Humes
League position – 22nd on 34 points 
Top goal scorer – Gavin Massey on 6 goals

 
LAST MEETING
Colchester United 1-4 Rochdale: December 13th 2014

Matty Lund opened the scoring, before Peter Vincenti netted Dale's second goal three minutes later. Ian Henderson netted from the penalty spot shortly before half-time to see Keith Hill's side take a 3-0 lead into the interval. Gavin Massey pulled a goal back for the home side five minutes after the break, but Jack O'Connell put the game out of sight once more in the 56th minute.

Ahead of this Saturday’s League One fixture v the U's, why not watch the goals from the last meeting. You can watch them on our YouTube channel HERE
 
Dale XI on the day: Logan, Rafferty, Eastham, O’Connell, Lancashire, Rose, Lund, Dawson, Vincenti, Henderson, Done. Subs: Lillis, Andrew, RNL, Hery, Cywka, Cannon, Camps. 


MATCH OFFICIALS
Referee: Oliver Langford 
Assistant referees: Simon Clayton and Danny Markham  
Fourth Official: Nicholas Hopton
 
 
TICKET INFORMATION
The match is PAY ON THE DAY. Adult admission prices start at £15, which is the cheapest in League One. Prices can be found by clicking HERE. 


FIRST TIME VISITOR?
Click HERE to view our first time visitors’ guide. 

 
MATCH COVERAGE
Live commentary coverage of the game will be available on Dale Player, with the programme getting underway at around 2.55pm. Not got Dale Player? You can sign up HERE. 
We’ll be tweeting live from the game via @officiallydale 
 

PRE-MATCH
Join us in the Ratcliffe Bars, which is situated on the Spotland car park. Doors open at 12noon – visiting supporters are welcome. Studds Bar, which is also situated at Spotland opens at midday also. 


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