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The L.B Barking & Dagenham Stadium (ATT 2,289) 12th January 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Rushton

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Williams: Boost for Daggers

Williams: Boost for Daggers

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Dagenham & Redbridge and Rochdale at L.B Barking & Dagenham Stadium.

Dagenham are expected to welcome back Sam Williams.

The club's top scorer was rested in midweek as the Daggers were beaten 2-1 at Morecambe - their fourth defeat in five games.

The eight-goal striker was left out entirely by John Still after playing every minute over the Christmas period. He should return to the line-up in place of Josh Scott, who will drop back to the bench.

It is likely to be the only change, with no injury or suspension issues to worry Still.

Winger Sean Shields is looking to make his debut after signing a three-and-a-half-year deal from non-league side St Albans last week. The 21-year-old is pushing for a place among the substitutes.

Rochdale boss John Coleman finds himself short in defence.

Joe Rafferty was sent off during last weekend's 1-0 defeat to AFC Wimbledon and as yet Coleman has been unable to bring in a replacement for centre-back Ryan Edwards, who returned to Blackburn last week following the end of his loan spell at Spotland.

Matthew Pearson is favourite to come into the back four after Rhys Bennett took Edwards' spot last week, while youngster Sam Minihan could return to the first team picture.

Terry Gornell will continue is attack after the former Accrington forward made his loan move from Shrewsbury a permanent one on Thursday.

Defeat to the Dons was Rochdale's eighth in 11 league games and increased the pressure on Coleman among sections of the club's supporters.

Midfielder Reece Gray remains a long-term absentee.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 44 80
2 Chesterfield 44 78
3 Rochdale 44 78
4 Fleetwood Town 44 75
5 Burton Albion 44 72
6 Southend United 44 68
7 York City 44 67
8 Oxford United 44 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 44 58
10 Bury 44 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 44 57
12 Mansfield Town 44 57
13 Portsmouth 44 57
14 AFC Wimbledon 44 56
15 Newport County AFC 44 55
16 Cheltenham Town 44 55
17 Hartlepool United 44 52
18 Accrington Stanley 44 51
19 Morecambe 44 50
20 Exeter City 44 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 44 47
22 Bristol Rovers 44 47
23 Northampton Town 44 47
24 Torquay United 44 42