The View From The Opposition: Rochdale

MILLWALL suffered their second league defeat of the campaign last Saturday, as they lost 3-1 at Southend United.

This weekend, however, the club will look to stretch their unbeaten home run in League One to a lucky 13, as Rochdale come to town. Dale fan Ian Wright gives The View From The Opposition.

Name: Ian Wright

Twitter: @wrightydale

What made you become a Rochdale fan?: Dale played First Division side Coventry City in the third round of the FA Cup in 1971. One of my older brothers took me along – Dale won 2-1 in a cracking game and I've been hooked ever since.

With the table now beginning to take shape, Rochdale sit one from bottom, having won just once this season – has it been as bad the table suggests?: I don't think so. We've played quite decent in most games, but are conceding a lot from set pieces and through a lack of concentration at the back end of games. If these glitches can be ironed out, results will improve and we should climb up the table. We're scoring quite a few goals and I certainly think there are four worse teams in the division.

Millwall, meanwhile, are on the fringes of the play-offs – what are your views on the Lions' chances this campaign?: The Lions have had a decent, solid start to the season and I'd be surprised if they didn't maintain this and at least finish off in a play-off spot this season. You do seem to be leaking quite a lot of goals, though, so you might need to tighten the defence up.

Which Rochdale players do you think will possess the most threat to Millwall on Saturday? On the flip side, what Lions do you feel your team will have to watch out for?: Ian Henderson has started to bag a few goals recently and is a class player. Calvin Andrew, although not scoring many, can be a handful for most defences and Matty Lund can be dangerous from midfield.

Steve Morison looks like the obvious danger man so far this season for the Lions. David Worrall seems to be catching the eye as well.

Finally, a score prediction?: Millwall 1-1 Rochdale.

Mark Litchfield