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Spotland Stadium (ATT 3,461) 2nd October 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: J Adcock

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McIntyre: Back from suspension for Dale

McIntyre: Back from suspension for Dale

Team news ahead of Tuesday night's League Two clash between Rochdale and Bradford at the Spotland Stadium.

Rochdale welcome back Kevin McIntyre from suspension.

The veteran midfielder sat out the 2-1 victory over Gillingham after his appeal against a red card picked up against Dagenham was rejected.

After serving his one-match ban, McIntyre will be looking to regain his place in the team from Matthew Pearson, who replaced him at the weekend.

Skipper Peter Cavanagh remains a doubt with a calf injury that has kept him out of the last four matches.

Luke Watson (knee), Reece Gray (broken leg) and Matt Edwards (wrist) remain long-term absentees but manager John Coleman has no other injury or suspension worries as his side look to extend their unbeaten run to five matches and leapfrog their opponents in the table.

Bradford manager Phil Parkinson is not expected to make any changes.

The Bantams lost their 100 per cent home league record this season when going down to Port Vale 1-0 on Saturday, but Parkinson, who has no new injury or suspension problems, was delighted with his side's display and is likely to start with the same players.

Goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin and central defender Luke Oliver both returned to the side against Vale in place of Matt Duke and Stephen Darby respectively and should continue

Ricky Ravenhill is pushing hard for his first league start of the season after recovering from a knee injury, but may have to bide his time on the bench.

Fellow midfielder Ritchie Jones is another player looking to return to first-team action following a long-term knee injury, but as yet lacks match fitness and requires a run-out for the reserves.

Parkinson's side lost their first game in five in the league at the weekend and could move into second place with victory if other results go their way.

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1 Wycombe Wanderers 18 35
2 Burton Albion 18 35
3 Luton Town 18 34
4 Shrewsbury Town 18 33
5 Southend United 18 31
6 Plymouth Argyle 18 30
7 Bury 18 30
8 Newport County AFC 18 28
9 Exeter City 18 27
10 Portsmouth 18 26
11 Morecambe 18 26
12 Accrington Stanley 18 26
13 Cambridge United 18 24
14 Northampton Town 18 24
15 Stevenage 18 24
16 AFC Wimbledon 18 24
17 Mansfield Town 18 22
18 Cheltenham Town 18 22
19 Oxford United 18 20
20 York City 18 18
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 18 18
22 Carlisle United 18 18
23 Tranmere Rovers 18 12
24 Hartlepool United 18 12