Ahead of 2018/19 Sky Bet League One fixture release date, we take a look at the newcomers to the league that Dale will be facing, starting with League Two Champions Accrington Stanley.
About Accrington Stanley
Founded | 1968
Stadium | Wham Stadium
Nickname | Stanley
Coleman returned to Stanley for a second spell in September 2014, having been at the club for 12-and-a-half years in his first stint.
He guided them to the Football League in 2006, before joining Dale in January 2012. Spells at Southport and Sligo Rovers followed before rejoining Accrington, who he has led into the third tier of English football for the first time in their history.
Name | Wham Stadium
Capacity | 5,057
Year Opened | 1968
Address | Livingstone Road, Accrington, BB5 5BX
Distance From Crown Oil Arena | 17.9 miles
2017/18 Season Review
Position | 1st (Sky Bet League Two)
Average Attendance | 1,979
Top Scorer | Billy Kee - 25
Last season was Stanley’s most successful in their history, winning the League Two title and securing promotion to the third tier for the first time.
They began with a 3-1 win over Colchester, but their title charge really gathered pace after Christmas, as they won 18 of their final 23 matches to finish five points clear of second place Luton Town.
Rochdale 2-1 Accrington Stanley | 15th March 2014
A brace from Matty Lund saw Dale come from behind to claim a valuable three points back in March 2014.
Piero Mongoia had given Stanley the lead, before Lund equalised five minutes later. The spoils looked as though they were going to be shared, until Lund bundled a stoppage time winner over the line to secure the points.
Head To Head
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