Rochdale v Bury | Crown Oil Arena, Checkatrade Trophy Northern Group B, Tuesday 4th September 2018, 7.45pm Kick-Off
This year’s Checkatrade Trophy competition gets underway on Tuesday night, as Dale face local rivals Bury at the Crown Oil Arena.
It is the first of three group matches, with ties to come against Fleetwood Town and Leicester City Under-21s.
It is the third edition of the competition, with Dale having qualified from their group in the previous two seasons.
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’.
Supporters can pay through the turnstiles for Tuesday night’s match.
Adult tickets are just £10, with Juniors (16 and under) at just £5.
The Main Stand is open to home supporters, while the Reside Estate Agency Stand will house visit
FIRST TIME VISITOR GUIDE
Are you a first-time visitor to the Crown Oil Arena? Click HERE for all of the information you may need in order to plan your visit and make the most of the matchday experience at Rochdale Football Club!
AWAY SUPPORTERS’ GUIDE
If you are a Bury fan making your way to the Crown Oil Arena for the game, click HERE to have a read of our Visiting Supporters’ Guide which is packed full of useful information!
The Ratcliffe Bars, situated on the Crown Oil Arena car park, are open to both home and away supporters from 5pm.
Referee | Carl Boyeson
Assistant Referees | Alix Pashley & Ian Smedley
Fourth Official | Scott Oldham
HEAD TO HEAD
Dale were 4-0 winners at Bury in last season’s Checkatrade Trophy, as Daniel Adshead became Dale’s youngest ever debutant.
Click HERE for the full flashback, including highlights.
Sky Bet are offering odds of 3/4 for a Dale win on Tuesday night.
Click HERE for the full betting preview.
Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back for our two Checkatrade Trophy home games.
It is a 32-page edition which covers both of our home group matches in the competition, against Bury and Leicester City under-21s.
Click HERE to read the full TVOS preview.
WE’VE GOT IT COVERED
Supporters can listen to match audio commentary from the game on iFollow. The programme will start at 7.30pm.
Click HERE to subscribe to iFollow.
To access commentary 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).