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Preview: Dale v Lincoln City

9 January 2018

Dale v Lincoln City: Checkatrade Trophy Round Three, Tuesday 9th January, 7.45pm Kick-Off

Dale’s Checkatrade Trophy adventure continues on Tuesday night, as Lincoln City visit the Crown Oil Arena in round three of the competition.

Just 16 teams remain in the competition, meaning both sides are just three wins away from the final at Wembley Stadium.

Dale topped Northern Group C and beat Doncaster Rovers in the previous round, whilst the Imps topped Group G with a 100% record, before beating Accrington Stanley in round two.



Manager Keith Hill has told iFollow that he is expecting a difficult tie against the League Two side.

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



Reduced admission prices for Dale’s home Checkatrade Trophy matches remain in place for tonight’s game.

Adults - £10; Juniors (16 and under) - £5.

The Main Stand will be open to home supporters, while away fans will be housed in the Willbutts Lane stand.

Fans can pay on the night. Cash turnstiles will be available, or tickets can be purchased from the Dale Ticket Office.



Referee: Ben Toner

Assistants Referees: Graeme Fyvie & Neil Sharp

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.



Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back for Tuesday’s Checkatrade Trophy tie against Lincoln City.

The reduced 24-page programme opens with a cover image of the Checkatrade Trophy and continues with manager Keith Hill’s thoughts on Saturday’s FA Cup win at Doncaster and his hopes for Tuesday evening.

Click HERE for the full preview.



Dale are at odds of 7/5 to record victory over Lincoln City with Sky Bet.

Click HERE for full match odds.



Fans in the UK can listen to match audio commentary on iFollow. The programme will start at 7.40pm.

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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