With the World Cup causing a suspension of games in the Premier League and Championship for the next few weeks, attention will focus on Leagues One and Two, and on a day when the VBS Community Stadium stages the only EFL game in London, Sutton are offering supporters of other clubs, and our own season ticket holders, the chance of half price football at Saturday's game against Rochdale.
Sutton United season ticket holders can bring a friend to the game for half price admission - £10 for adults, £7 for concessions and £3 for children age 12-18. Those prices also apply to any season ticket holders from the other 90 Premier League or EFL clubs. These offers can only be redeemed on the day of the game, and anyone wishing to take advantage should go to the ticket kiosk between 1.30pm and 2.30pm. The relevant season ticket MUST be produced at the time of purchase, and the offer is strictly one half priced ticket per season ticket.
On the pitch, U's will be hoping for a repeat of last season's home game against Rochdale when Enzio Boldewijn, who celebrated his 30th birthday on Thursday, scored twice and Joe Kizzi once in a convincing 3-0 victory at a time when confidence was high and U's were in the thick of the promotion picture going in to the last two months of the season. It will be a tough test, though, against a Rochdale side whose poor start to the season, when they lost their first five league games, saw Robbie Stockdale replaced as manager by Jim Bentley, since when their form has improved and includes away wins at Colchester and Newport. After moving off the bottom of the table they are now 20th, four points behind U's.
Rochdale will have Abraham Odoh available after suspension, but could be without Scott Quigley, Aidy White, Thavon Campbell and Liam Kelly through injury.
Sutton continue to be missing Jon Barden, Coby Rowe, Ben Goodliffe, Aaron Pierre, Ali Smith and Harry Beautyman due to injury, while Omar Bugiel serves the third game of his suspension.
Saturday's referee is Sam Allison, who has officiated numerous Sutton games in the past, most recently at Leyton Orient in the Papa Johns Trophy in September, while his last visit to Sutton was for the game against Crawley in April.
The fan zone will open at 12 noon as usual for a pre-match drink and something to eat, and between 1 and 1.30 Ben Goodliffe will be in the fan zone for autographs and pictures.
The World Cup also means that all EFL League Two games between now and the end of 2022 will be live streamed on iFollow in the UK as well as overseas, enabling supporters who can't get to the game to watch all the action. Match passes cost £10, and can be bought here.
The match programme is available to order on line, price £3 plus postage, to be sent out after the game. Click here to order yours.