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Match Preview – Rochdale vs Doncaster

Last Updated: 12/10/18 10:33am

Rochdale are again without goalkeeper Magnus Norman for the Sky Bet League One visit of Doncaster through suspension.

That means Josh Lillis, who had been replaced by Norman earlier this month, will get another chance to impress. Teenage midfielder Daniel Adshead’s hopes of more first-team opportunities have been dashed for the time being after suffering an injury in the midweek Checkatrade Trophy win at Fleetwood.

The 17-year-old, who has made two League One appearances this term, was caught by a bad tackle and is facing a number of weeks on the sidelines.

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Doncaster midfielder Herbie Kane also misses the game through suspension. The 19-year-old, who is on loan from Liverpool, must serve a one-match ban.

Jermaine Anderson and Ali Crawford are both vying to replace him. Forward Alfie May might also hope for a start after scoring both goals in the 2-0 win over Grimsby in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Blackpool and Rochdale.

Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Blackpool and Rochdale.

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Rochdale have only lost once in their last eight home league games against Doncaster (W5 D2), a 3-1 defeat in November 2014.

Doncaster haven’t beaten Rochdale in back-to-back league meetings since March 1994 in the fourth tier.

Rochdale have just one win at home this season (D2 L3), and have conceded two or more goals in four of those six games.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Doncaster and Fleetwood.

Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Doncaster and Fleetwood.

Doncaster have lost both of their last two league games, having only lost two of their previous 13 in League One (W6 D5). They last lost three in a row in September 2017, a run which included a 2-1 defeat away at Rochdale.

Ian Henderson has scored four of Rochdale’s six home league goals so far this season.

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