Rochdale v Morecambe preview
Last Updated: 12/10/12 12:01pm
Curran: Suspended for Shrimps clash
Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Rochdale and Morecambe at Spotland Stadium.
Rochdale will be without suspended forward Craig Curran.
Curran received a red card for a rash challenge on Bury goalkeeper Trevor Carson in the closing stages of Tuesday night's Johnstone's Paint Trophy penalty shoot-out defeat and serves the first game of a three-match ban.
His absence will be offset by Bobby Grant's return from a similar lay-off enforced by his dismissal in the goalless draw against Bradford.
Dale skipper Peter Cavanagh made his first start for a month in midweek after struggling with a calf injury and suffered no ill-effects.
Fellow midfielder Ray Putterill is a doubt to face the Shrimps though, having sustained a suspected groin strain.
Youngsters Reece Gray (broken leg) and Luke Watson (knee) remain long-term absentees alongside goalkeeper Matt Edwards (wrist).
Morecambe will give goalkeeper Barry Roche every chance to return.
Roche has missed the Shrimps' last two matches and faces a late fitness test on an adductor problem, with Andreas Arestidou ready to deputise once more.
On-loan Wigan full-back Jordan Mustoe is set for a league debut having opened the scoring in Tuesday night's 4-2 Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat to Preston and could line up in a defence featuring fit-again Will Haining.
Midfielder Andrew Wright and forward Kevin Ellison offer a timely boost to boss Jim Bentley having served one and three-match suspensions respectively.
Robbie Threlfall is still out with a thigh problem and the full-back joins long-term victim Danny Carlton (knee) on the sidelines.
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Sat 13th Oct
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Barnet1 - 4Plymouth
Bradford1 - 1York City
Burton Alb1 - 1Bristol R
Chesterfld1 - 2Dag + Red
Fleetwood0 - 1Wycombe
Gillingham4 - 0Aldershot
Northamptn3 - 0Exeter
Rochdale1 - 2Morecambe
Rotherham0 - 3Southend
Torquay3 - 1Accrington
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