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Preview: Slough Town v Dale

2 December 2017

Slough Town v Rochdale: Emirates FA Cup Second Round, Monday 4th December, 7.45pm Kick-Off

Rochdale face a trip to Southern Premier League side Slough Town in Monday night’s Emirates FA Cup second round tie.

The match was one of the picks of the second-round draw, and will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1, with the programme set to get underway at 7pm. 

The Rebels were huge winners in round one, beating Gainsborough Trinity 6-0, whilst Dale saw off Vanarama National side Bromley 4-0 at the Crown Oil Arena.

 

PRE-MATCH INTERVIEW

Assistant Manager Chris Beech was on pre-match press duties during the week. He insists the Dale squad will be taking nothing for granted on Monday night.

Click HERE to read Beech’s pre-match quotes.

 

ARBOUR PARK

If you're heading to the game, please take a look at this comprehensive run down of Arbour Park > https://www.rochdaleafc.co.uk/news/2017/december/arbour-park_guide/

 

THIRD ROUND DRAW

The draw for round three of the Emirates FA Cup will take place on Monday night, shortly before the second-round tie gets underway.

It’ll be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BBC 2 from 7pm.

Dale and the Rebels have been assigned ball number 52 for the draw.

 

REF WATCH

Referee: Robert Jones

Assistant Referees: Samuel Lewis & Rob Smith

Fourth Official: Oliver Langford

 

BETTING PREVIEW

Dale are at odds of 4/9 to secure victory over Slough on Monday night.

Click HERE for full match odds.

 

FA CUP FLASHBACK

Dale have reached the fourth round of the FA Cup in three of the previous four campaigns. Last season, a 2-0 win over Carlisle United secured Dale’s passaged through the third round.

After a goalless first-half, Steven Davies opened the scoring three minutes after the break, before Nathaniel Mendez-Laing ensured victory in stoppage time.

Click HERE for a full flashback, including highlights from the win.

 

WE’VE GOT IT COVERED

Fans are reminded that Monday's iFollow commentary will come via BBC Radio Berkshire. You'll find full details > https://www.rochdaleafc.co.uk/news/2017/december/commentary-slough_04.12.17/

Click HERE to subscribe to iFollow.

To access commentary/ watch live via your desktop, go through our match centre. The match centre will be located on the home page of the main website (www.rochdaleafc.co.uk). Once you’ve clicked through, a link will appear on the left-hand side of the page for you to access the commentary. 

We will be tweeting live updates from the match, and will go behind-the-scenes with our Instagram Story feature. Follow @officiallydale (Twitter and Instagram).

The tie will also be broadcast LIVE on BT Sport. Their programme starts at 7pm.


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