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Preview | Rochdale v Shrewsbury Town

29 March 2018

Rochdale v Shrewsbury Town | Friday 30th March, Sky Bet League One, Crown Oil Arena, 3pm Kick-Off

Rochdale are back in action at the Crown Oil Arena on Good Friday, hosting Shrewsbury Town. 

The Shrews (at the time of writing) currently occupy top spot in the Sky Bet League One table, after a remarkable season which has seem them win 23 games, draw nine and lose just six.

Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers are hot on their heels, with the Latics just a point behind, having played two games less, while Rovers, who play on Thursday night, have a game in hand and are two points adrift of the table toppers.

The two sides last met back in August, with Dale visiting the Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium during week three of the 2017/18 campaign.

In an entertaining fixture which saw three goals converted from the penalty spot, the Shrews were 3-2 winners. You can read the match report from that game HERE. Watch the key highlights HERE.

Paul Hurst’s side head into the match following a 1-0 win over AFC Wimbledon last weekend, while Dale secured a point on the road at play-off hopefuls Scunthorpe United.

 

PRE-MATCH INTERVIEW

Keith Hill says Dale have ten opportunities remaining this season, starting with the game against Shrewsbury on Good Friday.

Click HERE to read his thoughts ahead of the game, and HERE to read the praise he heaped on Shrewsbury and their manager Paul Hurst.

iFollow subscribers can watch his interview in full, whilst there is also an interview with Ryan Delaney following his Republic Of Ireland Under-21 call-up.

 

ADMISSION INFORMATION

Normal league prices apply for the fixture. There can be found HERE.

Supporters wishing to sit in the Main Stand must purchase a ticket from the RAFC Ticket Office before going to the turnstiles. All other areas can be accessed by paying cash through the turnstiles.

 

REF WATCH

Referee: Richard Clark

Assistant Referees: Gary Hilton & Kevin Mulraine

Fourth Official: Ian Dudley

 

HEAD TO HEAD

Dale Draws Shrewsbury
22 10 15

 

MATCH ODDS

Fancy a flutter? Dale are 6/4 with Sky Bet to record a win over the Shrews. Check out a full list of odds HERE.

 

PRE-MATCH

The Ratcliffe Bars, situated on the Crown Oil Arena car park, is open to both home and away supporters from midday.

Meanwhile, kids can take part in Easter Workshop in the Carlsberg Lounge. Enter the event via the Pearl Street Stand turnstiles from 2pm. Full details HERE.

 

FIRST TIME VISITOR

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

 

FLASHBACK

We take a look back a 4-0 Rochdale win over Shrewsbury at the Crown Oil Arena in December 2009.

View a photo gallery and the goals HERE.

 

MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

Goalkeeper Brendan Moore, who made his debut for Rochdale in the return fixture at Montgomery Waters Meadow in August, is Friday’s cover star.

Brendan is also the subject of our ‘Decades Apart’ feature, where his likes and dislikes are compared to a Dale goalkeeper from the past.

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

Click HERE for the full preview.

 

WE’VE GOT IT COVERED

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 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 (www.rochdaleafc.co.uk). 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. Follow @officiallydale (Twitter and Instagram).


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