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Preview: Oxford United v Rochdale

2 September 2016

Dale are back on the road this Saturday as Keith Hill’s side make the trip to the Kassam Stadium to face Oxford United.


It’s the first of two league away trips on the bounce, with a trip to Bristol Rovers following in a week’s time. Don’t forget, however, that Rochdale are back in action at the Crown Oil Arena on Tuesday night, hosting Sunderland in the Checkatrade Trophy. 

Dale go into the weekend’s game following the 1-1 draw with AFC Wimbledon, while Oxford United were beaten 2-1 by Sheffield United in their last league outing.

Before the transfer window shut on Wednesday, U’s boss Michael Appleton added Marvin Johnson and Charlie Raglan to his squad. Johnson completed a permanent switch from Motherwell for an undisclosed fee and Raglan joined on loan until January from Chesterfield. 

Dale will be without the suspended Callum Camps for the fixture, while Matty Lund is also unavailable for selection after his call-up by the Northern Ireland squad for their World Cup qualifier. 

In addition, Hill has said that he has fresh injuries to contend with. 


PRE-MATCH
Manager Keith Hill was on pre-match press duties. The interview is available to view on Dale PlayerHD

You can read part of the interview HERE


MATCH OFFICIALS
Referee: Brendan Malone
Assistant Referees: Joe Clark and Ian Smedley
Fourth Official: Matt Foley


TICKET INFORMATION
Supporters can pay on the day at the Kassam Stadium. You’ll find admission prices HERE


TRAVEL INFORMATION
You’ll find a reminder of the coach departure times HERE


MATCH COVERAGE 
Live commentary coverage of the game will be available on Dale PlayerHD, with the programme getting underway at around 2.50pm. Not got Dale PlayerHD? You can sign up HERE.

You can also follow the match via the club’s official Twitter feed - @officiallydale


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