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Rochdale vs. York City


Sat 5th Apr


Minstermen on the spot

York City travel to the leaders this weekend as they face old adversaries Rochdale at Spotland. Boss Nigel Worthington leads his side fresh from being named as Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month for March, having accumulated six victories and a remarkable nineteen points from the twenty-one available; in the process extending their unbeaten run to eleven games during which they have conceded just twice. In-form striker Michael Coulson was nominated for player of the month but actually lost out to Dale's bright young prospect Jamie Allen. His Rochdale side are the highest scoring club at home with forty goals this term while they have comfortably won more games than any of their rivals, including fourteen in front of their own supporters.

Vital Quotes:

"I always think that clean sheets are really important and they give you such an important base to build from," manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York. "The run that we've had has been very, very good and it's now down to us to see how long we can carry that on for, but at some point we will lose. It's then that I think I'll find out a lot about the team. Rochdale are a very strong team and they're used to playing a certain system with each other. I think that they will win the title personally, but we have to go there and do what we can do."

Rochdale Team News:

Rochdale were expected to be without leading goalscorer Scott Hogan (knee) and former York loanee Jack O'Connell.
Rochdale (probable): Lillis, Rafferty, Lancashire, Bennett, Done, Vincenti, Rose, Lund, Henderson, Allen, Donnelly

Top scorer Scott Hogan doubtful

Player to watch: Jamie Allen

Young midfield prospect and the latest League Two Player of the Month.

Dale's Jamie Allen an emerging talent

York City Team News:

On loan defender Ben Davies was back training having been released on bail following allegations of spot-fixing and should be available to continue. Otherwise top scorer Wes Fletcher, Northern Ireland international winger Josh Carson and three-times 'Clubman of the Year' Daniel Parslow are ruled out for the season.
York City (probable): Pope, Oyebanjo, Lowe, McCombe, Davies, Hayhurst, Penn, Reed, Brobbel, Coulson, Bowman
subs: McGurk, Montrose, Platt, Jarvis, Andrew, Puri, Ingham

Josh Carson is a big loss for the visitors

Player to watch: Nick Pope

On loan Charlton Athletic goalkeeper bidding for a seventh successive clean-sheet and tenth in eleven games.

York goalkeeper in perfect nick

Match Facts & Stats

York City have met Rochdale more often than any other club in the Football League. This weekend marks their 52nd visit to Spotland, where they have already won twenty-one times and drawn seven. Last season City produced one of their best performances as Michael Potts scored twice and Jason Walker added another in a 3-2 win. Team: Ingham, Parslow, Smith, Doig, Fyfield, Potts (Challinor), Kerr, McLaughlin (Oyebanjo), Blair, Walker (Reed), Chambers

Two big goals for little Michael Potts last season

Next Fixtures:

Rochdale - Mansfield (A); York - Accrington (H)

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