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Three to Watch: Rochdale AFC

20 October 2017

Take a look at the possible threats in the ranks of Saturday's opponents, Rochdale F.C.

Keith Hill's Rochdale side currently occupy 20th place in SkyBet League One and head into Saturday's game on the back of two draws.

Rochdale's two victories in the league so far this season have both come at home, against Gillingham and Doncaster.

Take a look at the three players to watch, ahead of Rovers' trip to Rochdale.

Ian Henderson - Midfield

The thirty-two-year-old midfielder is very much Rochdale's in form player at the moment and is Dale's leading goal scorer so far this campaign.

Originally a striker, the playmaker has been used in various roles and positions and has kept his eye for goal that has seen him tally over ninety goals in his fifteen-year career.

The former England U-20 international opened his account during Rochdale's 4-0 victory over Bury in the Football League Trophy and went on to score in Rochdale's following league game, assisting his side to a 3-0 victory over Gillingham.

In total, Henderson has five goals to his name in all competitions and has found the net on three occasions over the past two games, scoring a brace in his last outing against Northampton Town on Tuesday evening.

Steve Davies - Forward 

Experienced striker Steve Davies has over sixty career goals to his name, with the twenty-nine-year-old striker scoring four goals so far this campaign.

The former Bradford, Blackpool, Derby, and Tranmere forward joined Keith Hill's side ahead of the start of the 2016/17 season and scored nine goals in total last season.

The striker showed good early form this campaign, scoring three goals by the end of August, but has struggled to find the net of late, with his last goal coming in a Rochdale's victory at home against Doncaster Rovers.

Brad Inman - Midfielder 

The Australian is on loan at Rochdale from fellow SkyBet League One outfit, Peterborough United.

A former Newcastle trainee, Inman is of Scottish heritage and has been capped at a national level up to U21 age category.

Despite representing Scotland, Inman is still able to play international football at a senior level for Australia and was called up to the Socceroos side for a friendly against England in May 2016, but was an unused substitute in the fixture.

Inman opened his account for Rochdale in a narrow 3-2 defeat against MK Dons in the middle of September and scored a brace against Bury in Rochdale's Football League Trophy fixture. The midfielder's last goal came last weekend in Rochdale's 2-2 draw with Fleetwood.


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