Bury face a tough task this weekend against League One’s early pacesetters, Walsall although manager Dean Smith thinks the north Manchester club have a lot more to come.
Daniel Nardiello scored twice, either side of a Steven Rigg strike, and later missed a penalty as the Shakers moved back into the playoff places.
The Shakers, in eighth and 10 points off top spot, have won only three of twelve games away from the JD Stadium and will need that to improve if they are to achieve promotion.
The 2013-2014 season will go down as one of the most memorable in Rochdale’s history. Here’s five crucial matches.
Relegation strugglers Bury face Accrington Stanley at weekend
Chris Beech claims referee ‘didn’t know what to do’
Express yourself! Keith Hill hopes Rochdale’s free flowing football will secure first away win at Accrington
Rochdale travel to Accrington tomorrow
Oldham Athletic’s Jean-Yves M’voto finally confirms Boundary Park exit with free transfer to Barnsley
Defender turns down Doncaster Rovers to move to Oakwell
Good football but no cutting edge: Keith Hill spells out Rochdale’s problems after Accrington defeat
Dale lost to two wonder goals at Spotland
The Dale are mid-table in League Two
Club close to appointing successor.