There’s a new format for this season’s EFL Northern Youth Alliance Cup.
Group stages have been introduced and Dale have been drawn in Group 1 with Bury, Grimsby Town Lincoln City. The teams will play each other once.
There are in seven groups of four teams in total in the Northern Section.
Rochdale face Lincoln City in their opening group stage game, with the fixture taking place this Saturday (August 27th).
The match will be played at The Priory City of Lincoln Academy, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln LN6 0EP. Kick-off is 11am.