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Meadow Lane Stadium (ATT 6,199) 24th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Whitestone

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Last Updated: 23/09/11 11:28am

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Sheehan: Available

Sheehan: Available

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Notts County and Rochdale at Meadow Lane.

Alan Sheehan will come back into the reckoning for the Magpies for the home fixture.

The defender was suspended for the 2-0 victory at Stevenage after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season during the 1-1 draw at Exeter.

Jon Harley replaced him last weekend and manager Martin Allen must decide whether to stick with the transfer-listed full-back or restore Sheehan to the starting XI.

Charlie Allen had to be substituted at Stevenage due to a dead leg but the midfielder should be okay.

Goalkeeper Rob Burch is likely to remain sidelined by a toe problem while defender Stephen Hunt will continue to miss out with his

ankle injury.

Rochdale pair David Ball and Jake Kean will return to contention for the game.

Neither Peterborough striker Ball or Blackburn goalkeeper Kean were given permission to play in the midweek Carling Cup defeat at Aldershot, but the loanees are expected to go straight back into manager Steve Eyre's starting line-up.

Ball could play his final game for Dale, with Peterborough considering an early recall for the six-goal forward, while Kean is expected to step back in for Matty Edwards.

Eyre has no other injury or suspension problems and is unlikely to make further changes, but midfielders Brian Barry-Murphy and Joe Thompson, and striker Matthew Barnes-Homer were all second-half substitutes at Aldershot and are pushing for recalls.

Dale are chasing just their third league win of the season.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33