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PREVIEW: ROCHDALE (A)

18 September 2015

The Iron travel to Rochdale on Saturday and will be hoping to make it back-to-back League One wins.

Paddy Madden netted the only goal as United defeated Coventry last weekend, giving Mark Robins’ side their second win of the campaign.

Rochdale have started the season strongly and find themselves in the League One play-offs with seven games played.

Two of their three wins have come at home this season, with victories against Peterborough as well as Barnsley, but they are without a win in two matches.

Their last game was a 1-0 reverse at Burton Albion, which was preceded by a 1-1 draw at Fleetwood. Keith Hill will hope to return to winning ways at Spotland.



Mark Robins confirmed that Stephen Dawson would miss the trip to Rochdale with a knee problem that has caused him to miss out lately.

Other than long-term absentees Niall Canavan and Luke Williams, the Iron boss has a near full strength squad to pick from.



Ian Henderson has firmly established himself as a key player for Rochdale and also one of League One’s top marksmen.

The forward netted 22 times last season as Dale mounted a play-off push, although they would narrowly miss out in the end.

Henderson started his career at Norwich, where he was given a chance to impress in the team by Nigel Worthington, but injuries hindered his progress.

Stints at Northampton, Luton and Ankaragucu in Turkey followed, before the striker returned to East Anglia to play for Colchester.

Henderson had a couple of successful seasons at the Essex side, although on his release in 2013 he joined Rochdale.

He has found his feet at the club and averages one goal in every three games for the Dale, playing a big part in their rise up the Football League.



The Iron's away clash at Rochdale on Saturday, September 19 is pay on the gate only.

No tickets will be sent for United to sell in advance, with the game at Spotland pay on the turnstile only.

Prices are as follows:
Adults - £22
Over 65's and U21's - £16
U16's - £5

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