Rochdale AFC vs Chesterfield | Vanarama National League, Tuesday 26th September, Crown Oil Arena, 8pm Kick-Off
Dale return to the Crown Oil Arena this week for back-to-back home games.
League leaders Chesterfield are the visitors on Tuesday night, who sit five points clear in the Vanarama National League.
Paul Cook’s side have won their last six matches, five of which were by a one-goal margin.
Dale are unbeaten in four and come into the game off the back of a dramatic 2-1 win at Dorking Wanderers on Saturday.
Get ready for the game by reading all of the pre-match build-up below.
Coming to Tuesday’s game? Make the most of your visit by reading our Matchday Guide HERE.
Head Coach Jimmy McNulty and Saturday’s match winner Ian Henderson say Dale can take a lot of momentum into Tuesday’s game.
Click HERE to read what they had to say after the win at Dorking.
Chesterfield are in their sixth consecutive season at this level, following relegation from the EFL in 2018.
They were moments away from a return to League Two last season, losing the National League playoff final to Notts County on penalties.
The Spireites are looking to go on step further this season and are five points clear at the top of the table, with nine wins and one draw from their first 11 games.
They added EFL experience in the summer with additions such as Michael Jacobs, Tom Naylor and Will Grigg.
Jacobs scored in their 3-2 win over Wealdstone on Saturday.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Michael Barlow will be the referee for Friday’s game. It is his second full season at National League level.
Joseph Pettitt and Andrew Daniels are assistant referees, with William Davis as fourth official.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
The match is being broadcast live on TNT Sports 1, with coverage getting underway at 7.30pm.
Due to this, the match is not available to stream via the National League TV platform in the UK & Ireland, but overseas supporters can stream live.
Those fans based in the UK & Ireland can listen to live match commentary via Dale Player. Click HERE for full details.
There will also be live updates via the club’s official twitter account.