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Preview: Dale v Doncaster Rovers - Checkatrade Trophy

28 November 2017

Dale v Doncaster Rovers: Checkatrade Trophy Round Two, Tuesday 28th November, 7.30pm Kick-Off

Dale are back in Checkatrade Trophy action on Tuesday night, as Doncaster Rovers visit the Crown Oil Arena for the second-round tie.

Dale topped Northern Group C with six points, ahead of Bury, Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City.

Doncaster, meanwhile, finished second in Northern Group H, just missing out on top spot to Scunthorpe United.

Both sides picked up League wins at the weekend. As Dale were beating Peterborough United 2-0, Darren Ferguson’s side were triumphing 2-1 over MK Dons.

The two sides have already met at the Crown Oil Arena this season, when two stoppage time goals sealed a dramatic 2-1 victory for Dale back in September.



Adults - £10

Juniors (16 and under) - £5

Supporters can pay at the gate on Tuesday night. The Main Stand only is open for home supporters, with the Willbutts Lane Stand open for visiting fans.

Tickets are available to buy in advance by clicking HERE.



Referee: Darren Handley

Assistants Referees: Mark Cunliffe & Ian Smedley

Fourth Official: Michael Salisbury



The Ratcliffe Bars, situated on the Crown Oil Arena car park, open at 5pm on Tuesday, with visiting supporters also welcome.



Coming to the Crown Oil Arena for the first time? View our first-time visitor guide HERE.



The two sides have already met once this season, in a memorable game at the Crown Oil arena back in September.

Dale looked to be heading for defeat when John Marquis’ 74th minute goal put Rovers in front.

However, two stoppage time goals turned the game on its head. Mark Kitching’s stunning volley pulled Dale level, before Steven Davies stole in at the back post to spark wild celebrations in front of the Sandy Lane end.



The Voice Of Spotland, Rochdale AFC's matchday programme, returns for Tuesday's match.

The reduced 24-page programme contains manager Keith Hill’s thoughts on the competition and the week of cup football ahead, along with much more.

TVOS will be on sale in the Club Shop around the ground for the price of £2.



Dale are 7/5 to record victory over Doncaster.

Click HERE for full match odds.



Fans in the UK can listen to match audio commentary on iFollow, whilst overseas fans can WATCH the match live! The programme will start at 7.25pm.

Click HERE to subscribe to iFollow.

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).

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