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Preview | Fleetwood Town (A) - Checkatrade Trophy Northern Group B

9 October 2018

Fleetwood Town v Rochdale | Highbury Stadium, Checkatrade Trophy Northern Group B, Tuesday 9th October 2018, 7.45pm Kick-Off

Dale’s Checkatrade Trophy campaign continues on Tuesday night with a trip to Fleetwood Town.

A 2-1 win over Bury in the opening group game saw Dale go top of Northern Group C, as Fleetwood gained a point but lost of penalties to Leicester City Under-21s.

 

PRE-MATCH INTERVIEW

Keith Hill spoke to iFollow ahead of Tuesday night’s game. Read his thoughts on the game HERE, or watch the interview in full on iFollow HERE. You can also view our social snippet of his interview below.

 

OPPOSITION VIEW

Former Dale man Ashley Eastham has spoken about the game, saying: “Tuesday is important for us. We want to keep the momentum going and keep the feel good factor in the camp. We have two home games this week that we want to go and win.”

Click HERE to read what he had to say on Fleetwood’s official website.

 

ADMISSION DETAILS

Supporters can pay on the night at Highbury Stadium. Tickets must be purchased from Fleetwood’s Main Ticket Office before going to the turnstiles.

Click HERE for prices.

 

HIGHBURY STADIUM

For directions to Highbury Stadium on Fleetwood’s official website, please click HERE.

Full address | Highbury Stadium, Park Avenue, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6TX.

 

COMPETITION SO FAR

Dale picked up maximum points in the first game of the competition against Bury, on a night when history was made.

Luke Matheson became Dale’s youngest ever player at the age of 15 years and 336 days, as goals from Zach Clough and Matty Gillam secured a 2-1 victory over Bury.

 

COMPETITION RULES

If the scores are level after 90 minutes, a penalty shootout will take place to determine who takes the bonus point on offer.

Penalty shootouts also return to the traditional format of ‘ABAB’.

 

REF WATCH

Referee | Ross Joyce

 

MATCH ODDS

Sky Bet are offering odds of 13/8 for a Dale victory on Tuesday night.

Click HERE for the full betting preview.

 

HEAD TO HEAD

Fleetwood

Draws

Dale

4

7

3

 

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 7.30pm.

Click HERE to subscribe to iFollow.

To access commentary/watch live via your desktop, click on the 'iFollow' tab on our navigation bar. Hover over the 'More' tab and more selections will appear, which is where the 'iFollow' tab is located. 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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