Rochdale vs Sutton United preview: How to watch, team news, kick-off time, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Sutton United make the trip to Greater Manchester to face Rochdale at the Crown Oil Arena.

The Yellow Army saw their four-match winning streak stopped with a 2-1 defeat to Swindon Town while Dale are on an eight-match winless run in all competitions having drawn with Salford City last Saturday.

Sutton are also dealing with rumors of manager Matt Gray being linked with the vacant Charlton Athletic job after the Addicks sacked Nigel Adkins yesterday.

Team news

Rochdale will be without Matt Done for the third straight game as the midfielder continues to battle COVID-19. Stephen Dooley and Josh Andrews will be re-evaluated before their final status is determined.

Midffielder Craig Eastmond faces a late fitness test for Sutton after missing the Yellow Army's last two games from an injury picked up in training. 

Defender Jonathan Barden could be poised to make his first start since September after making his comeback from a hamstring as a substitute against Swindon.

Predicted lineups

Rochdale: Coleman; Keohane, Dorsett, O'Connell, O'Keeffe; Broadbent, Morley, Kelly; Cashman, Beesley, Newby

Sutton United: Bouzanis; Kizzi, Rowe, John, Wyatt; Ajiboye, Eastmond, Smith, Boldewijn; Bennett, Wilson

Ones to watch

Corey O'Keeffe (Rochdale)

With the hosts struggling to score,  the Republic of Ireland defender has been rock-solid at the back, playing all but 100 minutes this season while completing over 73 percent of his passes.

Isaac Olaofe (Sutton United)

The on-loan Millwall striker has found his scoring form, recording goals in two of Sutton's last three matches and is beginning to settle into a Yellow Army side that is getting balanced scoring.

Previous meetings 

This is the first-ever meeting between Rochdale and Sutton United

How to watch

There will be no live streaming or television coverage of the match, but live audio commentary is available through Rochdale's streaming service, which is ‘iFollow Dale.’

Kick-off is set for 15:00 BST.

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