Call him the Pink Pants-er: Hill inspires Rochdale fans to embrace ‘Pink Pants day’ for crunch Newport trip

Rochdale fans have already been tickled pink by winning promotion this season – and are adopting the bright coloured pants for their potentially historic trip to Newport this weekend.

The Dale are chasing their first-ever silverware in their 107-year history on Saturday and can wrap up the League Two title if they better leaders Chesterfield’s result.

To help them on their way, Dale fans – who were named as the most long-suffering in the Football league in a recent study – will be sporting pink trousers in honour of boss Keith Hill.

Hill – who has now confirmed himself as Rochdale’s most successful manager of all-time by securing promotion in both of his managerial spells at the club – inspired supporters to think pink after opting to make a similar fashion choice for the 2-1 Easter Monday win at Bristol Rovers.

Dale supporters have been happy to back the plans after the club appealed for them to get involved via #PinkPantsDay on Twitter.

The Dale clinched promotion to League One with a 2-0 win over Cheltenham Town after Fleetwood Town failed to beat Southend United last Saturday.

Hill’s side are level on points with the Spireites at the top, but will be relying on Graham Alexander’s Cod Army to do them a favour once again as they have an eight-goal deficit in terms of goal difference.

Image courtesy of Rochdale AFC, via Youtube, with thanks

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