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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 38 83
2 Preston North End 37 73
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 38 61
6 Peterborough United 38 56
7 Barnsley 38 55
8 Rochdale 37 53
9 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
10 Fleetwood Town 38 52
11 Oldham Athletic 38 52
12 Chesterfield 37 51
13 Bradford City 36 51
14 Gillingham 38 48
15 Port Vale 38 48
16 Walsall 37 46
17 Coventry City 38 43
18 Scunthorpe United 37 43
19 Crawley Town 38 43
20 Notts County 37 42
21 Crewe Alexandra 38 42
22 Leyton Orient 37 39
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 38 33