Four first team players surprised supporters with a phone call this week.
Jimmy Keohane, Paul McShane, Eoghan O’Connell and Ollie Rathbone spent Tuesday afternoon checking in on Dale’s senior Season Card holders.
It has been seven months since fans were last able to attend a fixture at the Crown Oil Arena and the players were keen to chat to fans aged 65 and over, to pass on their well wishes and to help raise spirits during these unprecedented times.
McShane commented: “We rang supporters to see how they are keeping and to tell them that we are missing them. It’s pretty strange to play in an empty stadium and I know that the fans are definitely missing coming to games, so it was good to catch up with them. It’s good to talk and if we can help people feel a bit better about their day or their week, then that’s all good.”
Keohane added: “It was great to hear from the fans. They are the life and soul of the Football Club and it was great to hear how they are getting on. We can’t wait to have them all back at the Crown Oil Arena.”
Tuesday’s ring-round was organised as part of the EFL’s ‘Do One Thing’ campaign to mark World Mental Health Day on October 10th, but we won't be stopping there. Calls to our senior Season Card holders will continue over the coming weeks until all over 65s on our database have been contacted.
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