Town will be looking to complete the double over Rochdale when they head to the Crown Oil Arena on Saturday (3pm Kick-Off).
Luke Williams’ side secured a comfortable 3-0 victory against Dale at SN1 last month thanks to efforts from Darnell Furlong, Nathan Delfouneso and Nathan Thompson.
The Reds will also be looking to bounce back after bowing out of the Emirates FA Cup on Tuesday following a 3-1 defeat to Eastleigh, a competition Rochdale progressed in after beating Maidstone 2-0 in their First Round Replay in midweek.
Town and Rochdale have done battle on just 21 occasions with the Reds winning 12 of those, whilst Dale have just two victories to their name.
FULL RECORD V ROCHDALE:
P21 W12 D7 L2 F43 A25
Saturday’s fixture is ALL Pay on the Day for Town fans at Rochdale.
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Town fans will be accommodated in the Willbutts Lane Stand, which is an all-covered seating area and it holds 3,625 spectators.
FORM GUIDE (LAST SIX GAMES IN ALL COMPETITIONS):
ROCHDALE - LWDWLW
TOWN - LLDDWL
ROCHDALE - Ian Henderson (6)
TOWN - Michael Doughty/Nathan Delfouneso (3)
ROCHDALE - The Dale will be without striker Calvin Andrew who is currently serving a lengthy suspension, while a number of players are rated as doubtful for Saturday’s game including Andy Cannon (hamstring).
TOWN - The Reds have been handed a massive boost with the news that Jon Obika will be involved this weekend following a lengthy lay-off, although Yaser Kasim will be assessed after undergoing a scan on an injury picked up during Tuesday’s defeat to Eastleigh.
James Brophy (illness) will continue to miss out as will Nathan Thompson (hamstring), but Town have no other fresh injury concerns ahead of the weekend.
A WORD FROM THE TOWN CAMP:
Luke Williams, Swindon Town Head Coach: “Rochdale are going to look at that (Town’s 3-0 win in October) and find reasons why they got beat here and try and address that.
“Personnel might be different for both teams so we won’t be looking at that as an indication that we’re going to go there and get a similar result and neither will they.”
Referee - Darren Handley
Assistants - Christopher Ward & Ian Smedley
Fourth Official - Nick Greenhalgh
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