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Preview: Dale v Doncaster Rovers

11 September 2017

Dale v Doncaster Rovers: Sky Bet League One, Tuesday 12th September, 7:45pm Kick-Off

Doncaster Rovers are the visitors to the Crown Oil Arena on Tuesday night, as Keith Hill’s side go in search of their first league win of the season.

Hill admitted Blackburn Rovers were “a better side” after Dale’s 3-0 defeat to the former Premier League winners on Saturday.

He is expecting another tough test against Doncaster, who won promotion from League Two at the first time of asking last season.

Darren Ferguson’s side sit 16th in the table this term, having won one and drawn three of their opening six games.



Speaking to iFollow in his pre-match interview, Hill said his team are in a transitional period at the moment.

Read The Gaffer's full pre-match interview HERE.



Supporters can pay cash at the turnstiles on Tuesday night.

Tickets can also be bought in advance. Visit to purchase yours online, or pop into to the Ticket Office in person.

Click HERE for matchday admission prices.



Referee: Ben Toner

Assistant Referees: Neil Sharp & Ian Dudley

Fourth Official: Tony Peart



The Ratcliffe Bars, situated on the Crown Oil Arena car park, opens at 5pm on Tuesday, with visiting supporters also welcome. Click HERE for full details on opening times.



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



The previous meeting between the two sides came at the Crown Oil Arena, when Niall Canavan struck deep into injury time to rescue a point for Dale.

Callum Camps put Dale ahead just before the break, but Ferguson’s side turned the game on its head in the second half, when goals from Mitchell Lund and Andy Butler looked to have won the game for the visitors.

Craig Alcock was shown a second yellow card in added time, shortly before Canavan’s strike secured Dale a point with almost the last kick of the game.


Club News

TVOS: Doncaster Rovers (H)

11 September 2017


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

Jimmy McNulty is the cover star, and there is a pull-out poster of the defender inside to collect!

TVOS will be on sale around the ground and at the Club Shop, priced at £3.

Click HERE for the full preview.



Dale are  to record victory over Doncaster tomorrow.

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 7:40pm.

Click HERE to subscribe to iFollow.

We will also be tweeting live updates from the match.

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