CAPTAIN Peter Cavanagh reckons Stanley’s bad record at Rochdale gives the Reds more incentive to grab a win on Saturday.
Accrington have suffered two big defeats at Spotland over the last two seasons and have never beaten Keith Hill’s side since their return to League Two.
And, to add to the spice, play-off chasing Rochdale have former Reds striker Lee McEvilly in their side who left the FES last season.
But the skipper thinks his side can come good after returning to winning ways with a 3-1 victory over Grimsby on Sunday.
"For me, not having won there gives me a little more desire to put it right," said the captain, who made his first start since October following an Achilles injury against the Mariners.
"I think their manager has been a bit smug at times about beating us and we want a bit of that smugness!
"I guess, because of our record there, we would take anything from it but we always seem to score first and then get beat."
The skipper continued: "Perhaps we should let them score first and chase the game and hopefully our fortunes will change there!
"But we do know all about Lee (McEvilly) and it makes the game more interesting.
"He will no doubt be fired up for the game against us and will feel he has a point to prove and he can be difficult to handle. When he is on his game, he is the full package.
"But when we played against him when he was at Wrexham he didn’t do a lot and hopefully we can keep him quiet and win the game."
And while they aim to keep McEvilly and the troublesome Adam Le Fondre under wraps, the side are hoping Jamie Clarke can continue his scoring streak after a hat-trick against Grimsby.
"He was outstanding and hopefully it will continue," said Reds boss John Coleman.
"But we know Rochdale will be a tough game. I do not know why but, although we always create chances there, we never seen to come away with a win. They have some kind of hex over us but hopefully that will change on Saturday.
"Lee will think he has a point to prove and hopefully Adam Le Fondre won’t score against us as he always seems to.
"And we go into the Rochdale game on the back of a win. We seem to be stuck on 19 points for ages and while the players weren’t getting anxious, I think we thought we were going through a spell where we were never going to win.
"We have some tough games coming up with Rochdale, Darlington and Bradford but we know we are capable of beating anyone on our day - but also of being beatan by anyone.
"The good thing about the win over Grimsby is that a four point gap had developed between us and the team above us but now we have closed that and are one point off Chester with a game in hand.
"I would be delighted if we could have a mid-table finish this season especially considering the restrictions we have, with not having the biggest crowds and things like that."