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Millers aim to dent Quakers' promotion push

Last Updated: 27/01/09 3:16pm

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Penney: Quakers are still in touch

Penney: Quakers are still in touch

Darlington will be looking to climb back into the play-off places when they face Rotherham on Tuesday.

Just two wins from nine games has seen the Quakers slip out of the top seven but, with the top of the division still so tight, they remain within touching distance of the promotion-chasers.

Rotherham appear to have secured their safety for this season, but will be keen to build on a recent run which has brought four wins in six games.

Darlington team news

Darlington will be without midfielder Richard Ravenhill for the League Two clash.

Ravenhill was sent off against Shrewsbury on Saturday after receiving two yellow cards and will now serve a suspension.

A number of players will be pushing to replace the midfielder with the possibility of Robert Purdie moving inside from his wide role.

Striker Liam Hatch, who has a hamstring problem, is rated 50-50 for the match by manager Dave Penney.

Hatch failed to make the game on Saturday following a late fitness test and he again faces a race against time to be included in the starting line-up.

Should he miss out, striker Danny Carlton should continue up front having made his debut on Saturday.

Pawel Abbott is fit to start in attack having made his comeback from injury in the same game.

Rotherham team news

Jamie Green is a major doubt for Rotherham's midweek trip to the Darlington Arena.

The Millers defender was kicked on his ankle during the weekend defeat at Grimsby and could miss out.

Either Mark Lynch or Marc Joseph could return to the squad and will be on stand-by.

Manager Mark Robins will be without Richie Barker again due to a knee problem.

The striker is to consult a specialist this week to determine the full extent of the damage.

Andy Warrington will continue in goal following his recent return to the starting line-up, with Steve Cann among the substitutes.

Robins may be tempted to make changes up front following Saturday's disappointment.

Reuben Reid and Mark Burchill will be hoping to play a bigger part after starting on the bench at Blundell Park.

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1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39

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