We can reveal that there will be a new look Desmond the Dragon for the 2019/20 season and beyond!
Dale’s mischievous mascot will return to his infamous green colour, in a move away from his current grey shade.
He’s also set to have a new home on matchdays – Desmond’s Den – inside the Smith Metals Family Stand. Junior fans can meet our friendly dragon while taking part in free workshops and interactive activities!
“We are delighted to be re-introducing a green Desmond the Dragon,” said Chief Executive David Bottomley.
“Desmond is a big part of the matchday experience for our young supporters, as well as a key figure for the work we do in the community, and we want him to have a strong identity, one where he is instantly recognisable. We believe this move will help that.
“The grey mascot was introduced a number of years ago, but there has often been confusion around what he actually is, with him being referred to as a donkey, a wolf and even a bat on occasions!
“But despite the colour change, he’ll still be the fun, friendly Desmond the Dragon that we all know.”