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Rochdale preview

19 April 2013

We look ahead to Saturday's last home game of the season

We look ahead to Saturday's last home match of the season against Rochdale. 

Team News
United will be forced into a change at the back where captain Jake Wright is struggling with a back problem. Manager Chris Wilder admits it will be a big loss to be without his inspirational defender:

"The skipper looks like missing out. He got through the game last week but has had a bit of a back problem for a while. He has been magnificent all season but is just a touch sore this week and might miss out. I can’t speak highly enough of him on and off the pitch. In the tough times he has really stood out. I know there are awards to be given out and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he walked away with everything because he has been a first class professional all season" Chris told Yellow Player.

Michael Duberry and Michael Raynes look likely to join forces at the back if Wright is missing, while Tony Capaldi is fit again after his own back problem and is added to the squad that beat Dagenham.

"There will be late fitness tests on James Constable and JP Pittman" Chris Wilder said. "Tony Capaldi has trained all week and the young kids will still be floating about it because it was good for them to be involved in that environment last week, and to see Max Crocombe play and keep a clean sheet."

The Opposition 

Rochdale Manager Keith Hill  agreed a new three year deal yesterday and will be looking to celebrate by helping his side to complete the double over the U's.

The 43-year-old,  the most successful manager in the club’s history, returned to Spotland in January and has already stamped his mark both on and off the pitch.

Former United loanee Andy Haworth is a familiar figure for Dale who are unbeaten in their last six games.

Tickets are available via the phones or via where you can pick your exact seat and see the approximate view from that position. The phonelines are open on 01865 337533 or call in person at the Ticket Office. 
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Player of the Season
Voting has now closed for the Supporters Player of the Year. The Andrew Knapton trophy will be presented to the winner before kick off tomorrow, as will the Young Player of the Year trophy. 

The Boys of 62
It is fifty years since United first entered the Football League and the team that first got United to this level will be reunited tomorrow. The whole squad from the 1962/3 season will be our special guests and will be presented to the crowd at half time. We are sure you will give them a fantastic welcome home.

Getting Here
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Be well read...

The Matchday Magazine is available from sellers around the ground for just £3 including a copy of the Oxford Mail (while stocks last) or if you miss out you can order one direct from the club - email or call 01865 337523 for further details.

This week's edition features a four page explanation of all of the season ticket information for next season plus a reflective interview with Jake Wright. There are features on the Milk Cup win; 27 years ago tomorrow, 
plus the thoughts of Chairman Ian Lenagan, Manager Chris Wilder and all of your favourite articles and features 

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