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

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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 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39