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Spotland (ATT 2,746) 25th March 2014 - Kick off 19:45

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Last Updated: 24/03/14 2:37pm

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Scott Hogan: Still sidelined

Scott Hogan: Still sidelined

Team news for Tuesday's League Two clash between Rochdale and Portsmouth at Spotland Stadium.

Rochdale midfielder Matty Lund will return to contention for the home game against Portsmouth.

Lund sat out of Saturday's win at Wycombe due to a one-game ban, but is expected to return to Keith Hill's squad as Dale bid to stay top of the table.

Leading goalscorer Scott Hogan remains sidelined after missing the last four games due to a knee injury, so Joe Bunney is expected to resume up front alongside Ian Henderson, although George Donnelly provides Hill with an alternative option.

Hill has no new injury or suspension worries as Dale bid for a fourth consecutive league win and a third straight clean sheet.

Portsmouth will be without skipper Ben Chorley when they head to leaders Rochdale.

The defender was sent off during Saturday's 1-0 defeat by York and starts a four-match ban for his second red card of the season.

Midfielders Romain Padovani (calf) and Andy Barcham (thigh) remain injury doubts while striker Michael Drennan's loan from Aston Villa is up, although it should be extended in time for the trip.

Long-term absentees Danny East (ankle), Simon Ferry (back) and Tom Craddock (knee) are still out for Pompey, who are now just one place and three points above the relegation zone.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 13 28
2 Bury 13 26
3 Burton Albion 13 25
4 Luton Town 13 24
5 Plymouth Argyle 13 22
6 Morecambe 13 22
7 Shrewsbury Town 13 21
8 Southend United 13 21
9 Newport County AFC 13 19
10 Cheltenham Town 13 19
11 Cambridge United 13 18
12 Northampton Town 13 18
13 AFC Wimbledon 13 18
14 Portsmouth 13 17
15 Stevenage 13 17
16 Mansfield Town 13 17
17 Exeter City 13 16
18 Accrington Stanley 13 16
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 13 14
20 Oxford United 13 13
21 Carlisle United 13 12
22 Hartlepool United 13 11
23 York City 13 10
24 Tranmere Rovers 13 9