Rochdale will be going into this weekend’s clash at Milton Keynes Dons full of confidence after their last-gasp victory on Tuesday night.
Keith Hill’s men overcame Doncaster with two stoppage time goals, courtesy of Mark Kitching and Steve Davies, which sparked jubilant scenes at Spotland.
With Rochdale just two points clear of the relegation zone – and MK Dons a point ahead – Saturday’s affair (3pm ko) has all the makings of a tasty early-season fixture.
“We’re running into games, not running out. There’s a lot to play for, and we’re really looking forward to whoever it is we’re playing against,” said Hill.
“It’s typical of what we’ve achieved at the football club and how we’ve done it – last minute.com at times!” he added on the Doncaster turnaround.
“It was magnificent that we got the win in the way that we did, and I think it will stand us in good stead.”
Much was expected of Rochdale’s opponents this weekend but they have enjoyed a similarly slow start to the season with two wins, one draw and four defeats.
The Dons’ home form has also been mixed with one win, one draw and one defeat.
Rochdale forward Ian Henderson will complete his three-match-ban while Joe Bunney is expected to maintain his place in the side after completing a full 90 minutes in midweek with no ill-effect following recent knee trouble.
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