Shrewsbury Town v Rochdale | Montgomery Waters Meadow, Sky Bet League One, Saturday 17th August 2019, 3pm Kick-Off
Dale are back in league action on Saturday, facing a trip to Shrewsbury Town’s Montgomery Waters Meadow.
Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup win over Bolton Wanderers made it two wins and a draw from the opening three games, with only an added time equaliser from Doncaster Rovers denying Dale a 100% record.
Shrewsbury picked up all three points in their opening game at home to Portsmouth, before suffering a late defeat at MK Dons last weekend, and a Carabao Cup defeat against Rotherham United on Tuesday.
Dale manager Brian Barry-Murphy says Saturday will be a great challenge for his side, but that they are in good form heading into the game.
Shrews boss Sam Ricketts said: “Rochdale are playing a different brand of football this year. They’re quite exciting to watch to be honest, they move the ball really well.”
Click HERE to read what he had to say in full on Shrewsbury's official website.
Barry-Murphy has revealed that Rekeil Pyke has picked up a knock to his knee, and that it is touch and go as to whether he will play at Shrewsbury.
Ryan McLaughlin and Aaron Wilbraham also remained sidelined, although the former is nearing a return.
Click HERE to read what he had to say on those players in full.
Dale fans who didn’t purchase a ticket in advance can pay on the day at Shrewsbury on Saturday.
Please note that it is cash turnstiles only. There is no option to pay by card.
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MONTGOMERY WATERS MEADOW
For an away fan guide to Montgomery Waters Meadow, click HERE to visit Shrewsbury’s official website.
Sky Bet are offering odds of 13/5 for a Dale victory on Saturday. Click HERE for the full betting preview.
Make sure you select Rochdale as your favourite team on your Sky Bet profile, as Dale will receive 50% of any losing stake!
Referee | Ben Toner
Assistant Referees | Anthony Moore & Andrew Hendley
Fourth Official | Matthew Smith
Who remembers our 4-3 comeback victory over Shrewsbury back in September 2007? Check out some memorable photos below!
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HEAD TO HEAD
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