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Match Preview: Rochdale vs Bury

4 September 2018

Bury will face Rochdale on Tuesday evening in the first Checkatrade Trophy group game of the season.

Saturday’s 3-2 win over Morecambe at the Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane continued the Shakers’ unbeaten home start, and they will be keen to start picking up more points on their travels.

Assistant Manager Rob Kelly spoke about the upcoming game, and said that the side are looking to build some momentum: “It’s another First Team fixture that we want to win. Winning becomes a habit, like losing does. It’s not easy to do, and it’s not just a case of clicking your fingers and saying ‘oh, we’ll win now!’ – it takes time to build that mentality”.

When asked if the team are aware of what the game means to the fans, forward Dominic Telford, who bagged a brace in the win on Saturday, said “Yeah, definitely. Every game is important for us, no matter what the competition is or who it’s against.

“We’re definitely going to go there and give the fans something good to watch and pick up a result. At the end of the day, we want this to be changing our season and kicking on, so Tuesday is very important”.


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Last Time Out

Match Coverage

You can watch the game against Rochdale live by signing up for a £10 Match Pass by clicking here.

Existing iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary of Tuesday’s game by signing into their account and visiting the match centre.  To watch the game, existing subscribers will need to follow the same steps above.

Overseas subscribers can watch the match live by following the signing into their account. We will also have updates over on our Twitter account: @buryfcofficial. There will be post-match reaction on the website, iFollow and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow.


Tuesday’s referee is Carl Boyeson. Carl has taken charge of 5 games so far this season, issuing a total of 18 yellow cards.

His last game in charge was Saturday’s game between Crewe and Macclesfield Town at Gresty Road. The home side ran out 3-0 victors in a game that saw 2 yellow cards produced.

We’ve Met Before

Tuesday’s game will be the 69th meeting between the 2 sides.

Bury have the upper-hand with 26 wins to Rochdale’s 21, with a further 21 games finishing all-square.

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