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Spotland Stadium (ATT 2,368) 13th September 2011 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: G Eltringham

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Barcham: Starts three-match ban

Barcham: Starts three-match ban

Team news ahead of Tuesday night's League One clash between Rochdale and Scunthorpe at Spotland.

Rochdale will be without suspended midfielder Nicky Adams.

Adams received two yellow cards as Dale secured their first league win of the season on Saturday at derby rivals Bury.

Manager Steve Eyre may opt to switch his formation for the return to Spotland and has fellow midfielders Brian Barry-Murphy, yet to start a game this season following a knee injury, and Jason Kennedy available after they both stepped off the bench at the weekend.

Another midfielder, Joe Thompson, has been sidelined with a thigh strain and although he has returned to full training he will not be included in the squad.

Winger Simon Hackney remains a long-term absentee with an abdominal muscle injury.

Scunthorpe boss Alan Knill will have to do without Andy Barcham.

The striker was given a straight red card in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Sheffield United and will serve the first of his three-game suspension.

However, the return of fellow forward Bobby Grant from a one-game ban should compensate for that loss.

Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, on loan from Manchester United, will retain his place after making his debut on Saturday.

But midfielder Michael Collins will again miss out with an Achilles injury, as will Jordan Robertson (ankle), Matty Godden (groin) and long-term absentee, skipper Cliff Byrne (back).

Central defender Michael Nelson may return to the match-day squad after being dropped at the weekend.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 45 96
2 Preston North End 45 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 45 88
4 Swindon Town 44 77
5 Sheffield United 45 70
6 Chesterfield 45 68
7 Rochdale 45 63
8 Bradford City 45 62
9 Peterborough United 45 62
10 Fleetwood Town 45 60
11 Walsall 45 59
12 Gillingham 45 59
13 Barnsley 45 59
14 Doncaster Rovers 45 58
15 Scunthorpe United 45 56
16 Oldham Athletic 45 56
17 Port Vale 45 54
18 Coventry City 45 52
19 Crewe Alexandra 45 52
20 Notts County 45 50
21 Crawley Town 45 50
22 Leyton Orient 45 48
23 Colchester United 44 48
24 Yeovil Town 45 40