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Fratton Park (ATT 15,155) 5th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Simon Hooper

Portsmth Portsmouth vs Rochdale Rochdale

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Last Updated: 04/10/13 4:37pm

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Trevor Carson: Set to make debut

Trevor Carson: Set to make debut

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Portsmouth and Rochdale at Fratton Park.

Pompey have added Trevor Carson and Therry Racon to their squad for the visit of Rochdale.

Boss Guy Whittingham moved for Bury goalkeeper Carson on loan following John Sullivan's error-strewn display in the 4-2 defeat by York last week, while free agent midfielder Racon provides cover for injury doubts Andy Barcham and Simon Ferry.

Barcham is receiving treatment on a knee problem and Ferry limped off with a hamstring complaint against the Minstermen.

There is better news in defence where Joe Devera is back in training after his hamstring injury while Shaun Cooper could also return following a groin strain, although full-back Yassin Moutaouakil is still suspended.

Rochdale are chasing a fifth straight league win and manager Keith Hill will select his starting XI at Portsmouth from an unchanged squad.

Hill has no new injury or suspension problems, but will still be without skipper Peter Cavanagh, who is recovering from an Achilles injury, and suspended striker George Donnelly.

Donnelly will sit out the second game of a three-match ban following his straight red card in the recent win at Accrington.

Joe Bunney stepped in to fill the gap up front last week and scored in the win against Wycombe, so will be hoping to resume alongside Scott Hogan, while striker Graham Cummins and midfielder Peter Vincenti are pushing for recalls.

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Sky Bet League 2

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18