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Spotland Stadium (ATT 1,796) 8th December 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J Simpson

Rochdale Rochdale vs Exeter City Exeter

Rochdale 2

T Gornell (65, 90, S/O 90+4)

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Exeter 3

P Baldwin (24)
J O'Flynn (27, 38)

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Last Updated: 07/12/12 11:50am

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McIntyre: One-match suspension

McIntyre: One-match suspension

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

Rochdale will be without the services of defender Kevin McIntyre.

McIntyre received his fifth booking of the campaign shortly before half-time during last weekend's 3-2 defeat to York and must serve a one-game ban.

Terry Gornell is set to play the last game of his loan spell before returning to Shrewsbury, but Dale assistant manager Jimmy Bell this week professed a desire to keep the former Accrington forward at Spotland for an extended period.

Ashley Grimes is pushing for a start if boss John Coleman elects to shuffle his attacking options having spent the past two games on the bench, both of which Rochdale have lost.

Highly-rated midfielder Reece Gray resumed some light training duties this week after suffering a broken leg and dislocated ankle in pre-season, but remains two months away from action.

Rochdale and Exeter head into the match level on 30 points, one shy of the play-off places.

Exeter boss Paul Tisdale will be without three players as the Grecians look to bounce back from defeat to Rotherham.

Their 1-0 loss to the Millers saw midfielder Scot Bennett pick up his fifth yellow card of the season, ruling the City youth product out of the Rochdale clash while Guillem Bauza and Tommy Doherty are injured.

Doherty, who signed a new deal with the club last week until the end of the season, picked up a hamstring injury against Steve Evans' men.

Tisdale will be able to welcome back Craig Woodman however after he served his one-game ban, with Jordan Moore-Taylor set to drop to the bench.

Fellow defenders Steve Tully and Pat Baldwin have had time to recover from their knocks while Arron Davies started for the Grecians' reserves in midweek after a spell out with a calf injury.

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1 Shrewsbury Town 34 64
2 Burton Albion 34 64
3 Wycombe Wanderers 34 63
4 Luton Town 34 58
5 Bury 34 58
6 Southend United 34 58
7 Newport County AFC 34 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 34 52
9 Stevenage 34 52
10 Northampton Town 34 50
11 AFC Wimbledon 34 46
12 Morecambe 34 45
13 Portsmouth 34 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 34 43
16 Cambridge United 34 41
17 Mansfield Town 34 41
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 34 40
19 Oxford United 34 39
20 York City 34 36
21 Carlisle United 34 36
22 Tranmere Rovers 34 34
23 Cheltenham Town 34 34
24 Hartlepool United 34 27