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Whaddon Road Ground (ATT 2,348) 25th January 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: R Lewis

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Last Updated: 24/01/13 4:39pm

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Darren Carter: Out of contract

Darren Carter: Out of contract

Team news for Friday's League Two clash between Cheltenham and Rochdale at Whaddon Road.

Defender Harry Hooman is the only absentee for Cheltenham.

The 21-year-old underwent surgery on a damaged bone in his foot and a ligament at the base of a toe so he will miss the clash with a team now managed by former Town defender Keith Hill.

Robins manager Mark Yates, who was encouraged with their performance last time out as they drew 0-0 at Morecambe, is hopeful of concluding a deal to keep midfielder Darren Carter at the club.

The former West Brom and Birmingham midfielder's contract ran out on Wednesday.

"I think Darren wants to sign and I'm hopeful it will get concluded, if not then we will have done everything we can," Yates told the club's official website.

Snow still covers the Abbey Business Stadium pitch but the ground staff are hoping for an incoming thaw.

"We're working on the basis the game is on this Friday," Yates said. "Contingencies have been made should it not go ahead."

Andy Haworth is set for a second Rochdale debut when Keith Hill makes his return as manager.

Hill replaced John Coleman in the Spotland hotseat after the former Accrington manager was sacked on Monday, taking the reins 19 months on from leaving to take charge of Barnsley.

Haworth played seven games on loan with Dale under Hill in 2010 and on Thursday agreed a deal until the end of the season following his release by Falkirk in November.

Hill has a virtually fully-fit squad to choose from as he looks to arrest Rochdale's dismal run of eight defeats in 10 League Two matches.

Reece Gray is in light training as he steps up his recovery from a badly broken leg but remains some way from first-team comeback.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 39 77
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 39 58
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37