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Preview: Bristol City v Rochdale

Bristol City v Rochdale
Saturday, February 28th, 3pm
Ashton Gate

Bristol City take on Rochdale at Ashton Gate this Saturday, February 28th (3pm kick-off).

All the key information for tomorrow's Sky Bet League One game at Ashton Gate can be found below.

ROCHDALE
After a decent start to the season which saw them sitting in the play-off places, Rochdale have gone off the boil in recent months winning just three in their last ten. The Dale haven’t been bad on the road this season, winning seven out of their 15 away league matches, but haven’t secured victory in their last three away games – the latest a 2-1 defeat to Peterborough United.

MANAGER
Keith Hill - Now in his second spell at Spotland, Hill ended the club’s 41-year wait for a promotion in 2010 and finished ninth in League One the following season before departing for Barnsley. He returned to the club last year, masterminding another promotion in his first full campaign.

STAR MAN
Ian Henderson - Lively forward who can also play in midfield. A key member of Rochdale’s promotion-winning team last season who chipped in with 11 goals, including a spectacular lob as Dale sent Leeds United crashing out of the FA Cup. The 30-year-old is the Dale’s top scorer with 13 league goals.

OFFICIALS
James Adcock will be the man in the middle, assisted by Andy Hendley and Timothy Wood. The fourth official will be Andrew Turner.

TICKETS
Tomorrow’s match will be pay on the day.

LAST TIME OUT
Rochdale 1-1 Bristol City – Luke Freeman scored his first City goal with a 25 yard left-footed strike before Ian Henderson levelled for the hosts from close range. The Dale almost won it in the final stages but a superb save from Frank Fielding kept things all square.

LAST SEASON
League Two: 3rd (automatic promotion)
FA Cup: Fourth round (lost to Sheffield Wednesday)
Capital One Cup: First round (lost to Doncaster Rovers)
Johnstone’s Paint Trophy: Northern area quarter-finals (lost to Chesterfield)

DID YOU KNOW?
In 1962, Rochdale became the first of only two teams (Bradford City, 2013) from the lowest tier to reach the League Cup final. They were defeated by Norwich City 4-0 on aggregate over two legs.

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