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Last Updated: 16/09/11 2:40pm

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Adams: Fit again but not in Rochdale squad

Adams: Fit again but not in Rochdale squad

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Rochdale and Charlton Athletic at Spotland.

Nicky Adams is back in contention for Rochdale, but manager Steve Eyre warned the midfielder he will struggle to regain his starting berth.

Adams was suspended for the 1-0 win over Scunthorpe in midweek and it was a goal from his replacement Jason Kennedy which handed Dale the three points, and their second win on the spin.

Speaking to the club's official website, Eyre said: "If you hand over your shirt by getting sent off then there are players in the squad just waiting for an opportunity. It is the name of the game."

Initial fears over Jean Louis Akpa Akpro, who limped out of Tuesday's win over the Iron, appear to have been allayed and he will be available for selection.

Joe Thompson has returned to training following a thigh problem but Simon Hackney (abdominal) faces a further three weeks on the sidelines.

Meanwhile, Charlton manager Chris Powell is set to make 11 changes for the trip to Rochdale.

Powell changed his entire starting line-up as the Addicks slipped to their first defeat of the season against Preston in the Carling Cup on Tuesday night.

Goalkeeper Ben Hamer will return along with defenders Rhoys Wiggins, Matt Taylor, Michael Morrison and Chris Solly.

In midfield Scott Wagstaff, Dale Stephens, Danny Hollands and captain Johnnie Jackson should come back in while Bradley Wright-Phillips and Paul Hayes start up front.

Powell this week signed free agent striker Yann Kermorgant but he will not be considered yet, while defender Yado Mambo, who played the second half against Preston, has joined Ebbsfleet on loan.

Spanish midfielder Mikel Alonso is still recovering from an ankle injury.

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1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19