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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 15 33
2 Preston North End 13 28
3 Notts County 14 26
4 Peterborough United 15 26
5 Sheffield United 14 26
6 Oldham Athletic 15 25
7 Milton Keynes Dons 13 24
8 Rochdale 14 23
9 Swindon Town 13 23
10 Chesterfield 14 19
11 Fleetwood Town 15 19
12 Bradford City 15 19
13 Crawley Town 15 18
14 Colchester United 15 17
15 Barnsley 14 16
16 Port Vale 15 16
17 Coventry City 15 16
18 Leyton Orient 14 15
19 Walsall 15 15
20 Doncaster Rovers 13 15
21 Gillingham 15 14
22 Yeovil Town 15 13
23 Crewe Alexandra 15 13
24 Scunthorpe United 15 12