More west country away-day joy on the cards for cock-a-hoop Rochdale
If only Rochdale’s home form matched their exploits on the road!
Keith Hill’s men overcame adversity and Swindon’s terrific record at the County Ground to grab a late winner on Tuesday night for a fourth away win of the campaign in the league.
They’ve scored more goals than any other side in away fixtures and there is clearly an excellent spirit in the camp. ‘Dale shrugged off falling behind at Swindon to score three times in the second half – Bastien Hery coming off the bench to head an injury-time winner.
The Frenchman has struggled for first-team action since the opening weeks of the season but maybe that goal will encourage him to rediscover his best form and it gives the manager more options ahead of another trip down the west country at the weekend to face Yeovil.
The Cidermen have struggled since relegation last season and dropped into the drop zone following Tuesday’s tame defeat at Sheffield United.
Gary Johnson’s side have managed just one win in seven home games so far and have only scored five times so this looks a good opportunity for Keith Hill’s team to climb further up the table – they’ll start this weekend’s clash at Huish Park in ninth place but only three points outside of the play-offs.
Unfortunately for ‘Dale, Peter Vincenti picked up a nasty-looking injury at Swindon and could be missing for a while having been sent for a scan when the team bus got back to Spotland.
It looks like Scott Tanser has a chance of facing Yeovil and Vincenti’s injury leaves the way open for Jack Muldoon to stake a claim for a regular starting berth.
Rochdale will be kicking themselves if they don’t take advantage of Yeovil’s current poor run of form and are 7/5 to take maximum points, though they haven’t kept a clean sheet in five. Both teams to score is 6/10.
The match kicks off at 3.00pm on Saturday, October 25th at Huish Park.