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In focus: Rochdale

A look at one of MK Dons' 2020/21 opponents...

28 August 2020

Ahead of the 2020/21 season, mkdons.com will be taking a look at each of MK Dons’ Sky Bet League One opponents.

Next up is Rochdale, who finished last season in 18th place in the Sky Bet League One table.

CLUB
Founded: 1907

Nickname: The Dale

Stadium: Spotland Stadium (10,249 capacity)

Location: Rochdale, Greater Manchester

Home colours: Blue and black striped shirts, black shorts, blue socks

FIRST TEAM
Manager: Brian Barry-Murphy

Captain: Eoghan O'Connell

Top appearance maker (2019/20): Ian Henderson (39)

Top goalscorer (2019/20): Ian Henderson (16)

Player of the Year (2019/20): Eoghan O'Connell

Longest-serving player: Jimmy McNulty and Oliver Rathbone

Other notable players: Matt Done, Jimmy Keohane, Paul McShane.

LAST SEASON
League position: 18th, Sky Bet League One (W10, D6, L18, P36, GF 36, GA 47)

FA Cup: Round 3

Carabao Cup: Round 3

Leasing.com Trophy: Group Stage

TRANSFERS
In: Alex Newby (Chorley), Gavin Bazunu (loan, Machester City)

Out: Calvin Andrew (Out of contract), Callum Camps (Out of contract), Matt Gillam (Out of contract), Ian Henderson (Out of contract), Josh Lillis (Out of contract), Ryan McLaughlin (Out of contract), Aaron Wilbraham (Out of contract), Jordan Williams (Out of contract), John Stewart (Out of contract).

HISTORY WITH THE DONS
Dons wins: 8
Last Dons win: 2-1, 28 Jan 2020 (Stadium MK)
Biggest Dons win: 4-21, 5 Mar 2011 (Spotland)

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Draws: 4
Last draw: 0-0, 21 Feb 2018 (Spotland)

Rochdale Town wins: 4
Last Rochdale win: 2-0, 22 Oc 2019 (Spotland)
Biggest Rochdale win: 5-0, 27 Jan 2007 (Spotland)

PLAYED FOR BOTH
Paul Butler, Kevin Long, Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Donal McDermott, Sanmi Odelusi, Clive Platt, Scott Taylor, Aaron Wilbraham.

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