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Preview | Dale v Fleetwood Town

9 February 2018

Dale v Fleetwood Town: Sky Bet League One, Saturday 10th February, 3pm Kick-Off

It’s back to Sky Bet League One action this weekend, with Fleetwood Town the visitors to the Crown Oil Arena.

Keith Hill’s side go into the game off back-to-back victories, whilst Uwe Rosler’s side have lost their last five in all competitions.

The game earlier this season ended 2-2 at Highbury Stadium, with Devante Cole’s late equaliser grabbing a point for ten-man Fleetwood.



Manager Keith Hill has praised the “siege mentality” of his players ahead of Saturday’s League One fixture against Fleetwood Town at the Crown Oil Arena.

Click HERE to read his pre-match thoughts, whilst iFollow subscibers can watch his pre-match interview HERE.



Supporters can pay on the day on Saturday.

Don’t forget, the Main Stand is now operating an ALL TICKET RESERVED SEATING policy. Therefore, there will be no cash turnstiles in operation for the Main Stand. Tickets can be bought from the RAFC Ticket Office before going to the turnstiles.

Supporters can pay cash at the turnstiles in all other areas of the Crown Oil Arena on Saturday.

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: Trevor Kettle

Assistants Referees: Joe Simpson & Stephen Wade

Fourth Official: Mark Cunliffe



Bring the kids along early to Dale's Sky Bet League One match against Fleetwood Town on Saturday and visit our Valentine's Workshop!

Youngsters can make their own Valentine's Day cards, whilst there will also be Valentine's themed arts & crafts, and sweets for them to enjoy!

Click HERE for more details.

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



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




Dale Draws Fleetwood
3 6 3




Dale ran out 2-1 winners over Fleetwood on the Cod Army’s last visit to the Crown Oil Arena, in September 2016.

Goals from Matty Lund and Steven Davies cancelled out a Bobby Grant penalty, as Dale secured their first league win of the season.

Click HERE for the full flashback.



Ollie Rathbone is the cover star on Saturday's official matchday programme, The Voice Of Spotland.

He talks about the season so far, Dale's FA Cup run, and his own progression, whilst there is a pull-out poster of the midfielder inside.

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

Click HERE for the full preview.



Dale are 13/10 to pick up all three points against Fleetwood Town on Saturday at the Crown Oil Arena.

Click HERE for full match odds.



Fans in the UK can listen to match audio commentary on iFollow, whilst overseas supporters can watch the match LIVE. The programme will start at 2.55pm.

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 ( Once you’ve clicked through, a link will appear on the left-hand side of the page for you to access the commentary. This will appear on the site around half an hour before kick-off.

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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