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Underhill Stadium (ATT 1,870) 23rd February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: B Malone

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Ricky Holmes: Set to miss the remainder of the campaign

Ricky Holmes: Set to miss the remainder of the campaign

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Barnet and Rochdale at Underhill.

Barnet will be without the services of Ricky Holmes for the weekend tie.

The five-goal striker has been ruled out for the rest of the season following a recurrence of a foot injury.

Fellow forward Steve Kabba (knee) and back-up goalkeeper Liam O'Brien (groin) are also on the long-term injury list.

But defender Bondz N'Gala should be fit despite being stretchered off against York last weekend.

The Stevenage loanee came on for his debut as a late substitute only to promptly go off again with a head injury, but aside from a few stitches he is fine.

Dani Lopez, an unused sub against York, hopes to make his debut having also joined from Stevenage while fellow striker Jamal Lowe has joined non-league Boreham Wood on a month's loan.

Rochdale will once again be without Bobby Grant and Peter Cavanagh.

Forward Grant serves the third game of a four-match ban, while midfielder Cavanagh continues to struggle with a calf problem.

"He's had a pain killing injection into his calf but he'll probably be fit enough to train with us next week," said manager Keith Hill on Rochdale's official website.

New signings Ritchie Jones and Michael Rose were named on the bench for last weekend's 1-0 win over Torquay and could push for starts, while Hill is not expecting any further arrivals before the trip to Underhill despite his best efforts.

"It's unlikely but we've got plenty of irons in the fire," he added. "We've got to appreciate the hard work that players have done so far and whether I do or do not recruit it will just be competition for places."

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