Rochdale vs Ipswich preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Ipswich Town will look to make it two wins on the bounce against sides in the drop zone and continue their push for the play-offs as they travel to Greater Manchester to face Rochdale on Easter Monday. 

The Blues got back to winning ways on Friday against Bristol Rovers winning 2-1 which has put them ninth, sitting two points behind sixth-place Blackpool. A win would put them in a great position to fight for a top six spot. 

The Dale however are 24th in the table and sit five points behind 20th place Swindon Town. Three points tomorrow would boost their chances of survival massively. 

  • Team news

Ipswich's target man James Norwood was forced off the field during their win against Rovers on Friday. Paul Cook confirmed the forward has suffered a thigh injury and took him off at half-time as a precaution.

Keanan Bennetts and Oli Hawkins played 45 minutes each on Friday and either could see a start tomorrow with Norwood being out for this fixture. 

Flynn Downes and Myles Kenlock are back on the grass for Ipswich as they look to make their injury recoveries.

Rochdale midfielder Mathew Lund is still out after his ankle injury against Plymouth Argyle last month and forward Jake Beesley made his return last week from a long-term injury and will look to make it two in two over the Easter weekend for The Dale tomorrow. 

  • Predicted lineups

Rochdale

Bazunu, Osho, McShane, O'Connell, Keohane, Shaughness, Rathbone, Grant, Done, Baah, Beesley (442).

Ipswich Town

Holy, Woolfenden, Nsiala, Chambers, Edwards, Bishop, Dozzel, Ward, Judge, Jackson, Parrott (352).

  • Ones to watch

Rochdale: Jake Beesley

Dale forward Beesley has not long come back from injury and has scored two in two since his return. He was in great form before his ankle injury in January and he has soon picked it back up again and will look to cause problems tomorrow afternoon and net his sixth of the season.

Ipswich Town: Alan Judge

The Tractor Boys attacking midfielder Alan Judge scored the winner on Friday and has been in goal scoring form recently. He has been on top of his game and will look to score his fifth of the season tomorrow against a shaky Dale defence.

  • Previous meetings

The two sides have only ever met twice in competitive fixtures in their histories with Ipswich Town winning both of them. 

The fixture earlier on in the season at Portman Road ended 2-0 to the home side Ipswich with goals from Teddy Bishop and Gwion Edwards.

Their meeting from October last year is here..

  • Where to watch

The match starts at 15:00 BST and is available to watch for £10 via iFollow Ipswich or Rochdale’s iFollow service. 

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