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Preview: Doncaster Rovers v Dale - FA Cup Third Round

5 January 2018

Match Previews

Preview: Doncaster Rovers v Dale - FA Cup Third Round

5 January 2018

Doncaster Rovers v Rochdale: Emirates FA Cup Third Round, Saturday 6th January, 3pm Kick-Off

It’s third round weekend of the Emirates FA Cup, and Dale make the trip to Doncaster Rovers for the second time in eight days.

Dale have beaten non-league sides Bromley and Slough Town – both 4-0 – to reach this stage, whilst Doncaster beat Ebbsfleet United 6-2 in the first round, and fellow League One side Scunthorpe United 3-0 in the previous round.



Keith Hill has said he expects his players to learn from their league defeat at Doncaster a week ago, and that he expects a bounce from the squad.

Click HERE to read the Gaffer’s pre-match quotes.



Keith Hill has given an update on the fitness of his squad ahead of the game.

Joe Rafferty, who has missed the last three games, is expected to return. However, Steven Davies has joined Niall Canavan (ankle) on the long-term injury list after sustaining a groin injury in the league game against Doncaster.



Supporters who did not purchase a ticket in advance can still pay on the day at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Click HERE for full details, including prices.



For a guide on how to get to the Keepmoat Stadium, and for details on parking, please visit Doncaster's website HERE.



Referee: Andy Woolmer

Assistant Referees: David Avent & Paul Hodkinson

Fourth Official: Matthew Donohue



Rochdale are at 13/5 with Sky Bet to beat Doncaster Rovers on Saturday in the Emirates FA Cup third round.

Click HERE for full match odds.



Dale have reached the fourth round of the FA Cup in three of the previous four campaigns.

Take a look back at our three most recent third round victories, including wins against Barrow AFC, Nottingham Forest, and Leeds United.

Click HERE for the flashback.



Fans in the UK can listen to match audio commentary on iFollow. The programme will start at 2.55pm.

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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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