From likely line-ups, to the referee and the odds, all you need to know ahead of the game can be found below.
Rochdale (4-3-3): Sanchez; Magloire, McShane, O’Connell, Keohane; Rathbone, Ryan, Camps; Baah, Henderson, Dooley.
Wanderers (4-3-3): Matthews; Emmanuel, Brockbank, Edwards, Chicksen; Hamilton, Darcy, Weir; O’Grady, D Murphy, Dodoo
Brian Barry-Murphy - Former Bury midfielder who was appointed caretaker manager of Dale after Keith Hill was sacked in March 2019. In April last year he was awarded a two-year contract as the club finished 16th in League One. They have fared well in the cup competitions this season, and currently sit 18th.
Rochdale’s board have postponed a proposed fans forum to allow for the FA Cup replay at Newcastle and the publishing of the latest accounts (Rochdaleafc.co.uk)
Brian Barry-Murphy has hailed new striker signing Keaton Mulvey as a “great prospect” after wrapping up the 18-year-old’s contract on Tuesday (Rochdaleafc.co.uk)
Rochdale fans can watch the FA Cup replay at Newcastle for a fiver as part of the controversial FA Cup tie-up with bookmakers Bet365 (Various)
Who makes them tick
At the back: Eoghan O’Connell – Ex-Celtic and Bury defender who has found a new lease of life under Brian Barry-Murphy at Spotland.
In the middle: Callum Camps – Has dropped into a role on the left side of midfield and created more goals than any other Dale player this season.
Up front: Ian Henderson – A Rochdale legend, signed by Keith Hill, who has bagged 10 goals in League One this term.
They said it
“My friends in Ireland are never slow to tell me I’m going to get my comeuppance. Every time I’m over there I get a strong sense of ‘who do you think you are?’
“We have a reputation for playing stylish football, so everyone tells me I’ve been watching yer man at Manchester City too much” – Brian Barry-Murphy on being brought down a peg or two back in Cork, Ireland, and comparisons to Pep Guardiola.
Played – 19
Wanderers wins – 9
Draws – 6
Rochdale wins - 4
Rochdale win – 11/10, draw - 12/5, Wanderers win – 12/5
James Adcock – The Nottinghamshire official who has issued 42 yellow cards and three reds in his 14 games so far this season. He last took charge of Wanderers – or rather the Junior Whites – in their 0-0 draw against Coventry City back August. He is yet to preside over a game involving Rochdale.
Rochdale have not won a league game at home in their last six attempts. Their previous victory was on October 22 against MK Dons, with goals from Callum Camps and Ian Henderson.
Wanderers have not won at Spotland since 1985 when Tony Caldwell scored the decisive goal in an All Members Cup match. They have never actually won a league game at the ground.
John Byrom has scored more goals for Bolton against Rochdale than any other player – he managed six, including a hat-trick in a 6-3 win at Burnden in 1969.
The Grade-II listed Olde Boar’s Head pub in nearby Middleton dates back to the 14th Century and Bonny Prince Charlie is said to have taken refuge at the inn in 1745. Highwayman Dick Turpin is said to have stopped off at The Olde Boar’s Head on his way to York where he was later executed.
Adults - £22, Over 65s - £16, Under 22s - £16, Under 17s - £5
League One fixtures
Bristol Rovers v Doncaster Rovers, Burton Albion v Fleetwood Town, Coventry City v MK Dons, Ipswich Town v Accrington Stanley, Oxford United v Rotherham United, Peterborough United v Gillingham, Portsmouth v AFC Wimbledon, Rochdale v Wanderers, Shrewsbury Town v Lincoln City, Southend United v Tranmere Rovers, Sunderland v Wycombe Wanderers.