Football - Dale at full strength

Rochdale manager Keith Hill has a fully-fit first-team squad to choose from for his side's opening-day fixture against Hartlepool.

PA Sport Report

Hill drafted in 10 new players to Spotland during the close season, while the same number of players left the club, and has plenty of options for the game at Spotland.

Key players Bobby Grant and Jason Kennedy departed to Blackpool and Bradford respectively this summer, but the likes of former Barnsley winger Matt Done, ex-Stoke midfielder Matty Lund and Bastien Hery, from Sheffield Wednesday, are expected to start in a new-look Rochdale line-up.

Former Aldershot utility man Peter Vincenti and striker Scott Hogan, signed from Hyde, have also impressed during pre-season friendlies and are expected to make their competitive debuts.


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