Call the Shots at Dale

Our League two expert Nick Hext is backing bottom-of-the-table Aldershot when they make the trip north to Rochdale on Friday.

Last Updated: 29/03/13 at 12:53 Post Comment

Andy Scott's Aldershot can claim a vital three points.

Andy Scott's Aldershot can claim a vital three points.

Aldershot sit bottom of the League Two table but that shouldn't stop you being very interested in backing them at Rochdale on Friday.

The Shots haven't won in five games but that doesn't give the full story of their record on the road as they have been very hard to beat outside of the Recreation Ground.

Aldershot have only lost one of their previous eight away games but the reason that hasn't resulted in a better position in the standings is six of those games ending all square.

Their four previous draws on the road have come against sides in the top half and the one win picked up came at fellow strugglers Barnet so both sides of the League Two coin have been dealt with.

Now they face a Dale side not exactly blazing a trail in the division - they have won just one game in seven and sit six points away from the relegation zone - so a real chance is on offer to get points on board.

The Shots' last game a couple of weeks ago resulted in a 1-0 defeat at home to AFC Wimbledon but boss Andy Scott sill had fighting spirit after the game.

"Staying in this division is about being a team, it's not about individuals,"' he said.

"It's about being a group and believing in ourselves. We've lost our last two games by a single goal and before that we went six unbeaten.

"It's fine lines and when you're down the bottom you get punished for things. Now it's about sticking together and if we get pressure from elsewhere we'll deal with it as a group because we're stronger as a group.

"They're all big games now. I don't care what anyone says now, they're all big.

"It doesn't matter who we're playing against because every game could give us three points. We need points to stay up and we won't approach things any other way."

Aldershot are 5/2 with Sky Bet to pick up the victory at Spotland but the draw no bet market looks the way to go.

I think the away side will bag the three points but draw no bet gives you that bit of extra security to take into account their habit of ending away matches in stalemate.


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