Barnsley v Rochdale | Oakwell, Sky Bet League One, Saturday 26th January 2019, 3pm Kick-Off
Dale travel to Barnsley on Saturday for the first of back-to-back away games in Sky Bet League One.
Keith Hill made a fourth addition to his squad this January, with the permanent signing of Ryan McLaughlin during the week.
The Tykes are unbeaten at home this campaign and fifth in the table, just five points behind leaders Portsmouth with a game in hand.
Keith Hill is hoping his side can upset the form guide at Barnsley this weekend.
“We want to play good football and I hope we can keep going from last week, but it’s not easy,” said Barnsley Head Coach Daniel Stendel.
Click HERE to read what he had to say on Barnsley’s official website.
Hill has confirmed that Kgosi Ntlhe will be out for up to six weeks with ankle and knee injuries sustained against Everton in the Lancashire Senior Cup.
However, he has welcomed Ollie Rathbone back into training this week, but says he needs to make sure the midfielder is up to speed. The 22-year-old has missed the last two games due to a groin problem he picked up in the Checkatrade Trophy match against Manchester City Under-21s.
Pay on the day is available at Oakwell for adults, 65 and overs and young adults. However, juvenile tickets are NOT available on matchday.
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For an away fans’ guide to Oakwell Stadium, visit Barnsley’s official website HERE.
Sky Bet are offering odds of 11/2 for a Dale victory on Saturday.
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Referee | Alan Young
Assistant Referees | Wayne Grunnill & Steven Rushton
Fourth Official | Carl Boyeson
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