JORDAN Clark is hoping neighbours will still be good friends at the end of Stanley’s game at Rochdale on Saturday.

The Reds winger lives next door to a Dale fan in Bacup meaning there’s some bragging rights on the line when he lines up at Spotland this weekend.

Clark’s neighbour has given him glowing reports about Brian Barry-Murphy’s men and how they have tried to play passing, attacking football this season.

The 26-year-old will be hoping to make it nine games without a win for the hosts however as Stanley look to continue their good recent form which has seen them lose just one of their last nine in all competitions.

“My neighbour’s a big Rochdale fan and he’s been saying how well they’ve been playing this year,” said Clark, who made it four goals for the season and two in two games against Oldham on Tuesday night.

“I’m not that far from their ground really.

“I’m sure he’ll be knocking on my door if they beat us.

“I’m not been up there a long time but he’s a good guy and it’s a nice family. He’ll be at the game, he’s a season ticket holder.

“He was happy last year so we’ve got to get one back over on him. He’s happy when I do well but he’ll definitely be cheering for Rochdale.”

Clark is expecting an entertaining game between the sides as 19th in League One hosts 18th.

The visitors will be looking to improve on last season’s displays that saw them lose 1-0 home and away against manager John Coleman’s former club.

“It will be a good game to be fair,” said Clark, one of just two players to start both the draw against Oxford last time out in the league and the EFL Trophy tie against Oldham.

“They are playing a lot of football this year and credit to the manager but we like to play football as well.

“I’m really looking forward to it. They beat us home and away last year so it will be something we look to put right this year.

“I suppose you can class it as a derby as well. It’s not that far away.

“We’ve not said too much about them going back.

“They (Coleman and assistant Jimmy Bell) want to win every game, and it’s no different.

“There’s a bit of added pressure as they were there before and with last season’s results we do need to get one back on them.”