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Preview | Shrewsbury Town (H)

8 March 2019

Rochdale v Shrewsbury Town | Crown Oil Arena, Sky Bet League One, Saturday 9th March 2019, 3pm Kick-Off

Brian Barry-Murphy will take charge of Dale this weekend, who welcome Shrewsbury Town to the Crown Oil Arena in Sky Bet League One.

Last weekend’s defeat at league leaders Luton Town leaves Dale five points from safety with 11 games remaining.

The Shrews are in 17th place, six points ahead of Dale. The match between the sides earlier in the season ended 3-2 to Saturday’s visitors.

 

PRE-MATCH INTERVIEW

Barry-Murphy says he hopes he can bring the the Club and players closer to the fans during his time in charge.

Click HERE to read what he had to say ahead of the game, or watch his full interview for FREE HERE.

 

OPPOSITION VIEW

Shrewsbury manager Sam Ricketts spoke to the press ahead of the game.

“We aren’t sure what to expect now with them changing manager,” said Ricketts. “That puts everything in the air.

Click HERE to read what he had to say on Shrewsbury's official website.

 

TEAM NEWS

Dale welcome back Ethan Ebanks-Landell from suspension, but will lose Ethan Hamilton, after he was sent off at Luton Town last weekend.

Barry-Murphy has given an injury update on Ollie Rathbone, Kgosi Ntlhe and Zach Clough. Click HERE to read what his update.

 

ADMISSION DETAILS

It is pay on the day at the Crown Oil Arena on Saturday.

Supporters can pay through the turnstiles for the Pearl Street Stand, the Sandy Lane and the away stand. However, supporters wishing to sit in the Main Stand must purchase a ticket from the RAFC Ticket Office before going to the turnstiles.

Normal league prices apply for the fixture. They can be found HERE.

 

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 Shrewsbury Town fan making your way to the Crown Oil Arena for Saturday’s game, click HERE and have a read of our Visiting Supporters’ Guide which is packed full of useful information!

 

PRE-MATCH

There’s a FREE junior event in the Carlsberg Lounge before kick-off. It's our Pirates and Princesses event! Click HERE for full details.

Don't forget to give our mascot a warm reception! Click HERE to view our preview of what the Community Trust have on.

The Ratcliffe Bars, situated on the Crown Oil Arena car park, are open to both home and away supporters from midday.

 

POST-MATCH

There is a FREE Extra Time At The Dale event after the game, with a Robbie Williams tribute act in the Carlsberg Lounge!

Doors open straight after the full-time whistle. Click HERE for full details.

 

REF WATCH

Referee | John Brooks

Assistant Referees | Robert Hyde & Shaun Hudson

Fourth Official | Robert Merchant

 

HEAD TO HEAD

Dale

Draws

Shrewsbury Town

23

10

16

 

MATCH ODDS

Sky Bet are offering odds of 9/5 for a Dale win on Saturday.

Click HERE for the full betting preview.

 

FLASHBACK

Goals from Ollie Rathbone, Steven Davies and Ian Henderson secured a 3-1 win over Shrewsbury Town at the Crown Oil Arena last season.

Click HERE to watch including highlights.

 

MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back on Saturday, with Stephen Dooley as the cover star!

Purchase from the Club Shop and around the ground on matchday for just £3. Click HERE to read the full preview.

 

WE’VE GOT IT COVERED

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.

Click HERE to subscribe to iFollow.

To access commentary/watch live 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).


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