Ben Alnwick, Tomasz Cywka, Kelvin Etuhu and Jacob Mellis are all set for their competitive debuts as the season kicks off with the First Round of the Capital One Cup. Fellow new recruits Mido and Toni Silva are not available due to hamstring injuries. Left back Scott Golbourne and goalkeeper Luke Steele are also injured.
Last time out:
Head To Head
Last Six Rochdale v Barnsley Results:
10/8/10 Barnsley 0-1 Rochdale (League Cup)
3/9/96 Barnsley 2-0 Rochdale (League Cup)
20/8/96 Rochdale 2-1 Barnsley (League Cup)
28/4/79 Barnsley 0-3 Rochdale (Fourth Division)
9/12/78 Rochdale 0-3 Barnsley (Fourth Division)
14/1/78 Rochdale 1-1 Barnsley Fourth Division)
Rochdale Wins: 10 Barnsley Wins: 20 Draws: 9 Rochdale Goals: 45
Barnsley Goals: 70 At Spotland: Rochdale Wins: 8
Barnsley Wins: 6 Draws: 5 Rochdale Goals: 26
Barnsley Goals: 24
Last six 2011-2012 results:
5/5/12 Leyton Orient 2-1 Rochdale (League One)
28/4/12 Rochdale 1-2 MK Dons (League One)
21/4/12 Chesterfield 2-1 Rochdale (League One)
14/4/12 Rochdale 3-2 Exeter (League One)
10/4/12 Rochdale 2-5 Sheffield United (League One)
7/4/12 Yeovil 3-1 Rochdale (League One
W: 1 D: 0 L: 5 F: 9 A: 16 GD: -7 Points: 3
28/4/12 Barnsley 0-0 Brighton (Championship)
21/4/12 Bristol City 2-0 Barnsley (Championship)
17/4/12 Hull 3–1 Barnsley (Championship)
14/4/12 Barnsley 0-1 Cardiff (Championship) 9/4/12 Blackpool 1-1 Barnsley (Championship) 6/4/12 Barnsley 0–4 West Ham (Championship)
W: 0 D: 2 L: 4 F: 2 A: 11 GD: -9 Points: 2
This is the second time in three seasons that the two sides have met in the First Round of the League Cup. Back in 2010, a Rochdale side, managed by current Reds boss Keith Hill, triumphed 1-0 at Oakwell.
The Reds have exited the competition to lower league sides in the first round in each of the last two seasons and three of the last four- Morecambe 2011, Rochdale 2010 and Crewe 2008.
They are also searching for their first League Cup goal since September 2009.
Barnsley have failed to win on the opening day of the season for six years.
Neither team are carrying any positive form over from the end of 2011-2012. Barnsley failed to win any of their final seven matches, and just one of 15, whilst Rochdale, who were relegated in their first full season without Hill ended with just one victory in nine as they finished bottom of League One.
Rochdale have only progressed beyond the second round on two occasions- their first excursion when they reached the third round in 1960-61, and then, remarkably, the following season when they went all the way to the Final, where they lost to Norwich City over two legs.
As well as 2010, Barnsley and Rochdale have met once before in the first round. In the 1996-1997 season, The Reds were defeated 2-1 at Spotland, but in a two legged affair, won 2-0 at Oakwell to progress 3-2 on aggregate.
On This Day
Played: 5, Won 1, Drawn 1, Lost 3, Scored 3, Conceded 9.
Played: 4, Won: 1, Drawn 0, Lost 3, Scored 3, Conceded 10.
Saturday 11th August 2012:
Bury v Middlesbrough
Carlisle v Accrington
Cheltenham v MK Dons
Crewe v Hartlepool
Doncaster v York
Hull v Rotherham
Leeds v Shrewsbury
Notts County v Bradford
Sheffield United v Burton
Walsall v Brentford
Watford v Wycombe
Sunday 12th August 2012:
Blackpool v Morecambe
Monday 13th August 2012:
Fleetwood v Nottingham Forest
Oldham v Sheffield Wednesday
Preston v Huddersfield
Tuesday 13th August 2012:
Birmingham v Barnet
Bristol City v Gillingham
Charlton v Leyton Orient
Chesterfield v Tranmere
Dag & Red v Coventry
Derby v Scunthorpe
Exeter v Crystal Palace
Ipswich v Bristol Rovers
Millwall v Crawley
Northampton v Cardiff
Oxford v Bournemouth
Peterborough v Southend
Plymouth v Portsmouth
Port Vale v Burnley
Stevenage v Wimbledon
Swindon v Brighton
Torquay v Leicester
Yeovil v Colchester