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The 2014–15 season was the 94th season of competitive football for Rochdale. Rochdale returned to Football League One for 2014–15 following promotion in 2013–14 Football League Two.

Rochdale
2014–15 season
ChairmanChris Dunphy
ManagerKeith Hill
StadiumSpotland Stadium
Football League One8th
FA CupFourth Round
Football League CupFirst Round
Football League TrophySecond Round
Top goalscorerLeague:
Ian Henderson (22)

All:
Ian Henderson (22)

Rochdale began the season on 9 August 2014, with the opening game of their League One campaign. They also competed in the two domestic cups, the FA Cup and the League Cup.

Contents

BackgroundEdit

Rochdale finished third in the League two last season meaning that they gained automatic promotion to League One.[1] Scott Hogan,[2] George Donnelly[3] and Matt Done[4] left the club. Rochdale completed their first signing of the season on 15 May 2014 with the acquisition of Jack Muldoon from Workshop Town on a free transfer,[5] and followed this up in the following five days with Sean McGinty from Sheffield United.[6]

PlayersEdit

Squad informationEdit

No. Name Position Nationality Place of birth Date of birth (age) Club caps Club goals Signed from Date signed Fee Contract end
Goalkeepers
1 Josh Lillis GK   Derby (1987-06-24) 24 June 1987 (age 32) 115 0 Scunthorpe United 1 July 2012 Free 2016
21 Johny Diba GK     Mbuji-Mayi (1997-10-12) 12 October 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Academy 1 July 2014 Trainee 2015
23 Steve Collis GK   Harrow (1981-03-18) 18 March 1981 (age 38) 0 0 Buxton 31 January 2013 Free 2015
Defenders
2 Joe Rafferty RB     Liverpool (1993-10-06) 6 October 1993 (age 25) 52 0 Liverpool 6 July 2012 Free 2015
3 Rhys Bennett CB   Ashton-in-Makerfield (1991-09-01) 1 September 1991 (age 27) 27 2 Bolton Wanderers 1 July 2012 Free 2016
4 Sean McGinty CB     Maidstone (1993-08-11) 11 August 1993 (age 26) 1 0 Sheffield United 20 May 2014 Free 2015
5 Ashley Eastham CB   Preston (1993-03-22) 22 March 1993 (age 26) 15 0 Blackpool 1 July 2013 Free 2015
6 Olly Lancashire CB   Basingstoke (1988-12-13) 13 December 1988 (age 30) 28 0 Aldershot Town 1 July 2013 Free 2015
17 Scott Tanser LB   Blackpool (1994-10-23) 23 October 1994 (age 24) 1 0 Academy 1 July 2013 Trainee 2015
25 Michael Rose LB   Salford (1982-07-28) 28 July 1982 (age 37) 52 6 Colchester United 14 February 2013 Free 2015
Midfielders
7 Peter Vincenti AM   Saint Peter (1986-07-07) 7 July 1986 (age 33) 42 5 Aldershot Town 1 July 2013 Free 2016
8 Matty Lund CM     Manchester (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 28) 39 8 Stoke City 1 July 2013 Free 2015
12 Stephen Dawson CM   Dublin (1985-12-04) 4 December 1985 (age 33) 0 0 Barnsley 13 August 2014 Free 2015
14 Bastien Héry DM   Brou-sur-Chantereine (1992-03-23) 23 March 1992 (age 27) 28 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1 July 2013 Free 2015
16 Matt Done LM   Oswestry (1988-07-22) 22 July 1988 (age 31) 71 5 Barnsley 8 July 2013 Free 2016
20 Brian Barry-Murphy CM   Cork (1978-07-27) 27 July 1978 (age 41) 65 1 Bury 1 July 2010 Free 2015
24 Jamie Allen CM   Rochdale (1995-01-29) 29 January 1995 (age 24) 21 6 Academy 1 July 2013 Trainee 2015
27 Andy Cannon CM   Tameside (1996-03-14) 14 March 1996 (age 23) 0 0 Academy 1 July 2014 Trainee 2015
28 Callum Camps AM     Stockport (1995-11-30) 30 November 1995 (age 23) 2 0 Academy 2014 Trainee 2016
Forwards
18 Jack Muldoon CF   Scunthorpe (1989-05-19) 19 May 1989 (age 30) 0 0 Worksop Town 15 May 2014 Free 2015
26 Joel Logan CF   Manchester (1995-01-25) 25 January 1995 (age 24) 1 0 Academy 1 July 2013 Trainee 2015
39 Joe Bunney CF   Manchester (1993-09-26) 26 September 1993 (age 25) 14 3 Stockport County 29 March 2013 Free 2015
40 Ian Henderson CF     Thetford (1985-01-24) 24 January 1985 (age 34) 40 10 Colchester United 26 February 2013 Free 2015

GoalscorersEdit

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted alphabetically by surname when total goals are equal.

Correct as of match played on 25 May 2015
No. Nat. Player Pos. League One FA Cup League Cup Other Total
40   Ian Henderson FW 22 0 0 0 22
7   Peter Vincenti MF 13 2 0 1 16
16   Matt Done FW 7 0 0 0 7
9   Calvin Andrew FW 5 0 0 1 6
3   Rhys Bennett MF 4 1 0 0 5
22   Jack O'Connell DF 5 0 0 0 5
39   Joe Bunney FW 2 0 0 0 2
4   Ashley Eastham DF 2 0 0 0 2
6   Olly Lancashire DF 1 1 0 0 2
8   Matty Lund MF 2 0 0 0 2
28   Callum Camps MF 1 0 0 0 1
2   Joe Rafferty DF 1 0 0 0 1
25   Michael Rose DF 1 0 0 0 1
17   Scott Tanser DF 1 0 0 0 1
11   Reuben Noble-Lazarus MF 0 1 0 0 1

Match detailsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

League OneEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
6 Chesterfield 46 19 12 15 68 55 +13 69 Qualification for League One play-offs[a]
7 Bradford City 46 17 14 15 55 55 0 65
8 Rochdale 46 19 6 21 72 66 +6 63
9 Peterborough United 46 18 9 19 53 56 −3 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 17 12 17 49 52 −3 63
Updated to match(es) played on 3 May 2015. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to Football League Championship.

MatchesEdit

The fixtures for the 2014–15 season were announced on 18 June 2014 at 9am.[7]

FA CupEdit

The draw for the first round of the FA Cup was made on 27 October 2014.[8]

League CupEdit

The draw for the first round was made on 17 June 2014 at 10am. Rochdale were drawn at home to Preston North End.[9]

Football League TrophyEdit

TransfersEdit

InEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
4 DF   Sean McGinty 20 EU Sheffield United Free transfer Summer 2015 Free Rochdale A.F.C
18 FW   Jack Muldoon 24 EU Worksop Town Free transfer Summer 2015 Free Rochdale A.F.C
9 FW   Calvin Andrew 27 EU York City Free transfer Summer 2016 Free Rochdale A.F.C
12 MF   Stephen Dawson 28 EU Barnsley Free transfer Summer 2015 Free Rochdale A.F.C
33 DF   Tom Kennedy 29 EU Barnsley Free transfer Summer 2015 Free Rochdale A.F.C
10 FW   Febian Brandy 25 EU Rotherham United Free transfer Winter 2015 Free Rochdale A.F.C
11 FW   Reuben Noble-Lazarus 21 EU Barnsley Transfer Winter 2016 Undisclosed Rochdale A.F.C

OutEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
FW   Godwin Abadaki 20 EU Free agent Released Summer Free Rochdale A.F.C
4 DF   Peter Cavanagh 32 EU Altrincham Released Summer Free Rochdale A.F.C
BBC Sport
10 FW   Reece Gray 21 EU Free agent Released Summer Free Rochdale A.F.C
19 FW   Craig Lynch 22 EU Free agent Released Summer Free Rochdale A.F.C
15 MF   George Porter 21 EU Dagenham & Redbridge Released Summer Free Rochdale A.F.C
BBC Sport
21 GK   Robbie Thomson 21 EU Cowdenbeath   Released Summer Free Rochdale A.F.C
BBC Sport
11 FW   Scott Hogan 22 EU Brentford Transfer Summer £750,000 Rochdale A.F.C
DF   D'Arcy O'Connor 19 EU Hyde Released Summer Free Rochdale A.F.C
Hyde F.C
MF   Connor Martin 18 EU Accrington Stanley Free transfer Summer Free SkySports
19 FW   George Donnelly 26 EU Tranmere Rovers Transfer Summer Undisclosed BBC Sport
16 MF   Matt Done 26 EU Sheffield United Transfer Winter Undisclosed Rochdale A.F.C

EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; N = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); Age = age on the day of the signing; Moving from = only indicate the club the player was playing before start playing for this club in this season, for the type of the moving see Status column; Moving to = only indicates the club the player is going to play next, for the type of the moving see Status column; Ends = when the player's current contract ends; n/a = Not applicable.

Loans inEdit

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
22 GK Conrad Logan   28 Leicester City 18 August 2014 1 January 2015 Rochdale A.F.C
Rochdale A.F.C
45 FW Shamir Fenelon   20 Brighton & Hove Albion 29 August 2014 8 October 2014 Rochdale A.F.C Brighton & Hove Albion F.C
29 DF Jack O'Connell   20 Blackburn Rovers 1 September 2014 6 January 2015 BBC Sport Rochdale A.F.C
11 FW Reuben Noble-Lazarus   21 Barnsley 27 October 2014 13 January 2015 Rochdale A.F.C Rochdale A.F.C
19 MF Tomasz Cywka   26 Blackpool 26 November 2014 6 January 2015 Rochdale A.F.C Rochdale A.F.C
22 DF Jack O'Connell   20 Brentford 10 January 2015 29 March 2015 Rochdale A.F.C Rochdale A.F.C
19 GK Jamie Jones   26 Preston North End 26 February 2015 30 June 2015 Rochdale A.F.C
Sources: For loan start source see "Start source". For loan end source see "End source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

Loans outEdit

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
33 DF Tom Kennedy   29 Bury 23 October 2014 22 November 2014 Rochdale A.F.C Rochdale A.F.C
33 DF Tom Kennedy   29 Blackpool 22 November 2014 14 January 2015 BBC Sport
18 FW Jack Muldoon   25 F.C. Halifax Town 30 January 2015 30 June 2015 Rochdale A.F.C
4 DF Sean McGinty   21 Aldershot Town 20 February 2015 30 June 2015 Rochdale A.F.C
Rochdale A.F.C
Sources: For loan start source see "Start source". For loan end source see "End source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rochdale promoted". BBC. 26 April 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.rochdaleafc.co.uk/news/article/hogan-brentford-1771706.aspx
  3. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29020150
  4. ^ http://www.rochdaleafc.co.uk/news/article/done-2244366.aspx
  5. ^ http://www.rochdaleafc.co.uk/news/article/muldoon-signs-1554276.aspx
  6. ^ http://www.rochdaleafc.co.uk/news/article/mcginty-permanent-1566053.aspx
  7. ^ "Rochdale AFC Fixtures 2014/15". Rochdale A.F.C. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  8. ^ "First round draw". The FA. 27 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Capital One Cup: Dale To Host PNE". Rochdale A.F.C. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014.