Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Doncaster Rovers will be aiming to make amends for a 3-0 defeat to Tranmere when they take on Rochdale on Matchday 24. The Donny have been having their ups and downs of late, and, no doubt, they are eager to five fans some cheer in the last game of the year. Jon Taylor limped off with injury in the Boxing Day loss, with fellow midfielder Kyle Hurst likely to step up. George Miller should continue to lead the line for the hosts.
The Dale, on the other hand, are not enjoying a season to remember, with the team sitting in the relegation zone at the moment. Given Rochdale’s four-match losing run in the League Two, we do not believe that Doncaster will have a better chance than this to get back on course. A man to watch in the away team will be veteran forward Ian Henderson, who found the net in the Boxing Day defeat to Hartlepool.
Highlighted Player (Kieran Agard):
Kieran Agard is a professional football player who was born in East London, England. He began his youth career in the Arsenal Academy and in 2005 he moved to Everton. Agard played for Everton U-18 team and it has to be noted that he made no more than one appearance for the first team.
In 2011 he joined Yeovil Town and after playing 29 league games for the club, he signed a contract with Rotherham United in July, 2012. Agard scored his first goal for Rotherham United on 27 October and he helped the team record a 1-0 win over Plymouth Argyle. After scoring 27 goals in 78 league appearances for Rotherham United, he joined Bristol City for the 2014/2015 campaign.The fee is believed to be in the region of £750,000.
Despite being born in England, the pacey footballer is eligible to play for Jamaica, Saint Vincent Grenadines and Dominica as well. His main position is centre forward, but he is also capable of playing at both right and left wing.
Highlighted Team (Rochdale):
Nicknamed the Dale, Rochdale are a professional English club that compete in the League One (English third tier). Rochdale were founded back in 1907, after World War I, with the team beating Accrington Stanley 6-3 in their first league game 14 years later.
The Dale wear blue shirts with black stripes and blue shorts when playing at home, whilst gray is the dominant colour of their away kit. Spotland Stadium is the club’s home ground, with the venue holding no more than 10,249 spectators. Bury and Oldham Athletic are considered the club’s fiercest rivals, but they have built up rivalries with the likes of Halifax Town, Burnley, Stockport County, Wigan Athletic and Accrington Stanley as well.
Back in 1962 Rochdale made it to the Football League Cup final, with the team facing Norwich City in the title game. The Canaries proved to be a big catch for the Dale, but this is still considered the club’s biggest success. It has to be noted that the Spotland Stadium outfit have three Lancashire Cup titles as well (1948/1949, 1970/1971, 2004/2005).