Accrington Stanley v Rochdale | Wham Stadium, Sky Bet League One, Saturday 16th March 2019, 3pm Kick-Off
Dale are back on the road having picked up four points from Brian Barry-Murphy’s first two matches in charge at the Crown Oil Arena.
Accrington Stanley await, having beaten Wycombe Wanderers away in midweek to move them four points clear of the relegation zone.
Dale were 1-0 winners over Stanley back in November, when Ian Henderson’s goal separated the two sides in the reverse fixture.
A pitch inspection at the Wham Stadium will take place at 8.30am on Saturday.
Click HERE for full details on the inspection.
Brian Barry-Murphy says the players are in good spirits heading into the game.
Accrington boss John Coleman says Saturday’s game is huge for both sides.
Click HERE to read what he had to say on Stanley’s official website.
Barry-Murphy confirmed that Ryan McLaughlin is a doubt for the match, whilst Josh Lillis and Ethan Ebanks-Landell will definitely miss the game, although the latter’s injury may not be as bad as first feared.
Click HERE to read in full.
Supporters who didn’t purchase a ticket in advance can pay on the at Accrington Stanley.
Fans must purchase from Accrington’s ticket office before heading to the turnstiles. Click HERE for full details.
For a visiting supporters’ guide to the Wham Stadium, visit Accrington’s official website HERE.
Sky Bet are offering odds of 5/2 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 | Matthew Donohue
Assistant Referees | Christopher Ward & Stephen Wade
Fourth Official | Thomas Bramall
It’s almost nine years to the day since Dale’s memorable 4-2 win at Accrington Stanley.
Click HERE to watch highlights from the game, including Kallum Higginbotham's goal from the halfway line.
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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 2.45pm.
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