Bury v Rochdale preview
Last Updated: September 9, 2011 10:38am
Cullen: Passed fit for Bury
Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Bury and Rochdale at Gigg Lane.
Bury boss Richie Barker has on-loan Hull striker Mark Cullen available.
The rookie frontman has been nursing a tight hamstring but has been passed fit for selection.
Fellow forward Shaun Harrad is set to make his full debut after coming off the bench during last weekend's 4-0 defeat at Sheffield United.
Defender Mark Hughes and midfielder Steven Schumacher remain sidelined through injury but the Shakers have no suspension concerns as they seek to bounce back from last weekend's thumping.
Barker said: "What I have told my players now is to compete with the teams that are in our little mini-league. We need to take points from teams around about us in the table now."
Rochdale defender Pim Balkestein is expected to shake off a knock in time.
Balkestein, on loan from Brentford, was forced out of last week's defeat at Stevenage in the closing stages and replaced by Marcus Holness but should be fit to make his fourth consecutive start.
Midfielder Brian Barry-Murphy is hoping to make his first appearance of the season following a knee injury after returning to the bench last week.
Manager Steve Eyre has no new injury or suspension problems but winger Simon Hackney remains sidelined for at least another fortnight due to the abdominal injury that has delayed his start to the season following his summer switch from Colchester.
Eyre is hoping to secure his first league win since replacing former manager Keith Hill in the summer.
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Sat 10th Sep
Bournemth0 - 3Chesterfld
Bury2 - 4Rochdale
Carlisle1 - 2Hartlepool
Colchester1 - 1Leyton Or
Huddersfld2 - 0Tranmere
Notts Co2 - 1Walsall
Oldham1 - 1Stevenage
Scunthorpe1 - 1Sheff Utd
Sheff Wed3 - 1MK Dons
Wycombe0 - 1Brentford
Charlton2 - 0Exeter
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