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The Fans' Stadium Kingsmeadow (ATT 3,529) 15th September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: B Malone

AFC W'don AFC Wimbledon vs Rochdale Rochdale

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J Midson (S/O 24)
L Moore (81)

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B Grant (39)

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Last Updated: 14/09/12 10:48am

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Bennett: Doubtful for Dons

Bennett: Doubtful for Dons

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between AFC Wimbledon and Rochdale at Kingsmeadow.

AFC Wimbledon will check on Dale Bennett.

The on-loan Watford defender picked up a knee knock in the defeat at Northampton last weekend and is a doubt.

Skipper Mat Mitchel-King could make a timely return to action if Bennett is ruled out.

The centre-half has missed the last three matches on compassionate leave but returned to training this week, and although a planned run-out for the reserves was shelved when he suffered a knock in training he should be fit.

Jim Fenlon (foot) proved his fitness in the reserves, fellow full-back Curtis Haynes-Brown (concussion) is due back in training and midfielder Rashid Yussuff (ankle) is close to returning.

But Curtis Osano (ankle), Callum McNaughton (cruciate) and Jason Prior (broken leg) are still out.

Rochdale boss John Coleman has no new injury worries.

Long-term absentees Luke Watson (knee) and Reece Gray (broken leg) remain on the sidelines along with goalkeeper Matt Edwards, who has a wrist injury.

Skipper Peter Cavanagh returned from a calf injury to feature in last weekend's home game with Burton, and Coleman is demanding a reaction from his players following that 1-0 defeat to stop their promotion ambitions slipping away at an early stage.

The former Accrington manager cancelled Rochdale's days off this week to put the squad through some hard yards in preparation for the trip to Kingsmead.

He told Dale's official website: "Five points from five games is a horrible start and if you carry on that form and it goes to 15 games then you're out of the equation.

"We've got to put it right quick. We owe it to ourselves and, more importantly, we owe it to the fans. They've had a torrid 12 months and they don't deserve what they're putting up with. They're getting taken from one extreme to another - we've played some great football this season and some abject stuff as well."

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 13 28
2 Bury 13 26
3 Burton Albion 13 25
4 Luton Town 13 24
5 Plymouth Argyle 13 22
6 Morecambe 13 22
7 Shrewsbury Town 13 21
8 Southend United 13 21
9 Newport County AFC 13 19
10 Cheltenham Town 13 19
11 Cambridge United 13 18
12 Northampton Town 13 18
13 AFC Wimbledon 13 18
14 Portsmouth 13 17
15 Stevenage 13 17
16 Mansfield Town 13 17
17 Exeter City 13 16
18 Accrington Stanley 13 16
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 13 14
20 Oxford United 13 13
21 Carlisle United 13 12
22 Hartlepool United 13 11
23 York City 13 10
24 Tranmere Rovers 13 9