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Spotland Stadium (ATT 2,120) 22nd September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Mohareb

Rochdale Rochdale vs Dagenham & Redbridge Dag + Red

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K McIntyre (S/O 60)

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M Spillane (pen 60)
S Williams (68)

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Last Updated: 21/09/12 11:41am

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Cavanagh: Doubtful for Dale

Cavanagh: Doubtful for Dale

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Rochdale and Dagenham & Redbridge at Spotland.

Rochdale captain Peter Cavanagh is set to miss out.

Cavanagh returned from a calf injury to face Burton a fortnight ago but a reaction to the problem ruled him out of wins on the road at AFC Wimbledon and Rotherham over the past week.

And it is understood Dale boss John Coleman is to take a softly-softly approach with his skipper for fear of inflaming the injury further.

Elsewhere Dale have no new injury problems, although Luke Watson (knee), Reece Gray (broken leg) and Matt Edwards (wrist) remain on the sidelines.

Back-to-back victories have moved Rochdale level on points with Coleman's former club, Accrington, who occupy the final play-off place on goal difference.

Dagenham & Redbridge travel with an unchanged squad as they aim to get their season on track.

Tuesday's abject 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Northampton left the club winless from their opening seven matches.

Midfielder Matt Saunders came through a practice match earlier this week as he continues his comeback from an ankle injury but is not yet ready to return to first-team action.

Neither is fellow long-term absentee Kevin Maher, who will step up his training next week having suffered no ill effects to the light work he has been doing in his recovery from a foot injury.

Manager John Still has no new problems to contend with but could turn to the likes of Sam Williams, Dominic Green, Danny Green or Billy Bingham to freshen up his XI.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 26 41
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
13 Cambridge United 25 35
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 25 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Carlisle United 27 27
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 26 26
24 Hartlepool United 27 18