Grimsby Town v Rochdale | Blundell Park, Carabao Cup Round One, Tuesday 14th August 2018, 7.45pm Kick-Off
The Carabao Cup kicks off this week and Dale travel to Sky Bet League Two side Grimsby Town on Tuesday evening.
The Mariners recovered from an opening day loss at home to Forest Green Rovers by beating Macclesfield Town 2-0 away from home at the weekend.
Dale reached the second round of the competition last season, beating Mansfield Town before exiting at then Premier League side Stoke City.
Grimsby lost 1-0 to Derby County at home in the first round last season.
You can also read some of what he had to say, including team selection, HERE.
Grimsby boss Michael Jolley said ahead of the game: “They’re a good side [Rochdale], they play excellent football, and I think Keith Hill’s a very experienced manager who knows exactly what he’s doing, so it’s a big challenge for us.”
Click HERE to read/hear more from Jolley on Grimsby's official website.
Supporters who didn’t purchase in advance from the RAFC Ticket Office can still pay on the night at Grimsby.
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Blundell Park, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, DN35 7PY.
For a complete guide to Blundell Park, visit Grimsby’s website by clicking HERE.
Referee: Darren England
Assistant Referees: Shaun Hudson & Billy Smallwood
Fourth Official: Robert Akin
HEAD TO HEAD
Dale’s last visit to Blundell Park came back in October 2009, when a goal in both halves secured a 2-0 victory.
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Sky Bet are offering odds of 23/20 for a Dale win in 90 minutes on Tuesday.
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There is no extra-time in this year's competition. If the game is not decided after 90 minutes, it will go straight to penalties. This season, there is a return to the traditional approach of ‘ABAB’ format for taking penalties.
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Supporters can listen to LIVE match audio commentary on iFollow. The programme will start at 7.30pm. As it is a Carabao Cup fixture, this match will not be available to watch in the UK or overseas.
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