League Two

March 2, 2013



3 - 0


League Two

15:00 +00:00, March 2, 2013

Globe Arena

Referee: C Boyeson

Wright returns for Shrimps

Team Stat Comparison

Morecambe Rochdale
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 16 12
Points 58 61
Goal Difference -6 -2
Goals for * 1.2 1.5
Goals against * 1.2 1.9
Last 5 W-L-L-W-L W-L-D-W-W
Last 5 home L-W-L-D-D W-D-W-D-D
Last 5 away W-L-D-L-L L-W-W-L-D
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Morecambe | Rochdale

Competition Stats

Morecambe Rochdale
Goals Jack Redshaw 15 Robert Grant 15
Assists Kevin Ellison 9 Jason Kennedy 9
Yellows Kevin Ellison 9 Robert Grant 7
Reds Kevin Ellison 1 Robert Grant 2
Squads: Morecambe | Rochdale

Next Matches

Morecambe Rochdale
4/21 A: Hartlepool United 4/21 A: Bristol Rovers
4/26 A: AFC Wimbledon 4/26 H: Cheltenham Town
5/3 H: Bury 5/3 A: Newport County

Morecambe welcome back Andy Wright as they prepare to take on Rochdale for the fourth time this season.

Midfielder Wright missed last weekend's 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers and the 3-2 midweek loss to Burton as he served a two-match suspension.

Andy Parrish remains sidelined with a thigh strain, meaning Robbie Threlfall is expected to continue at full-back.

The Shrimps have got the better of Dale so far this term, beating them 2-1 at Spotland in October before dumping them out of the FA Cup following a first-round replay.

Top scorer Jack Redshaw came off the bench to net a late penalty as Jim Bentley's side launched a late fightback at the Globe Arena and is pushing for a return to the starting line-up.

Rochdale boss Keith Hill has increased options in attack as his side look for a return to winning ways.

Hill criticised Dale's wastefulness in front of goal before Accrington ran away with Tuesday's local derby 3-0 courtesy of strikes in the final quarter of an hour.

Ex-Stanley forward Bobby Grant is available once more after completing a four-match suspension, while former Colchester attacker Ian Henderson is poised to make his debut having agreed a short-term deal at Spotland earlier this week.

Captain Peter Cavanagh remains doubtful with a calf injury and Reece Gray (broken leg) is a long-term absentee.

Hill has won just once in six matches since returning to Rochdale last month and they lie 16th in the npower League Two table - six points above the bottom two.