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Jon Parkin produces a cross, clearance by Joe Widdowson.
Stephen Darby produces a cross, Sam Togwell makes a clearance.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Symes. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.
Corner taken right-footed by Andrew Tutte, save made by Sam Slocombe.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jason Kennedy, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Kevin Long misses to the left of the goal.
Joe Thompson is brought on as a substitute for Nicky Adams.
Jon Parkin delivers the ball, clearance by Kevin Amankwaah. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Walker played to the near post, Kevin Amankwaah makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Josh Walker, save by Peter Kurucz.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro by Sam Togwell. Free kick crossed right-footed by Nicky Adams.
Michael O'Connor leaves the field to be replaced by Damien Mozika.
Foul by Jon Parkin on Nicky Adams, free kick awarded. Nicky Adams produces a cross, Close range header by Kevin Long goes over the crossbar.
Josh Walker takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Michael Symes.
The referee blows for offside against Michael Symes. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.
The ball is crossed by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, save by Sam Slocombe.
Michael O'Connor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Adams. Nicky Adams has an effort direct from the free kick.
Andrew Tutte fouled by Josh Walker, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin Long.
Garry Thompson fouled by Kevin Long, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin Long goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Josh Walker delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro makes a clearance.
Brian Barry-Murphy goes off and Andrew Tutte comes on. Andy Barcham comes on in place of Mark Duffy.
Garry Thompson fouled by Joe Widdowson, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Joe Widdowson for unsporting behaviour. Josh Walker crosses the ball in from the free kick, Stephen Darby challenges Sam Togwell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Josh Walker from the free kick, comfortable save by Peter Kurucz.
Garry Thompson finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 1-0 Rochdale.The assist for the goal came from Michael O'Connor.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Long on Jon Parkin. Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.
Gary Jones takes a shot. Save by Sam Slocombe. Effort from close in by Michael Symes goes wide left of the target. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael O'Connor by Stephen Darby. Direct free kick taken by Josh Walker.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Darby by Sam Togwell. Free kick taken by Stephen Darby.
Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Ashley Grimes goes off and Michael Symes comes on.
The ball is sent over by Nicky Adams, David Mirfin manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Christian Ribeiro, Gary Jones manages to make a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Jon Parkin. Free kick taken by Peter Kurucz.
The ball is delivered by Jamie Reckord, Shot by Jon Parkin from 12 yards. Save made by Peter Kurucz.
The ball is delivered by Mark Duffy, Kevin Amankwaah manages to make a clearance.
Mark Duffy concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Darby. Peter Kurucz takes the direct free kick.
Kevin Long concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Parkin. Michael O'Connor shoots direct from the free kick.
Garry Thompson has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
Foul by Jamie Reckord on Nicky Adams, free kick awarded. Brian Barry-Murphy restarts play with the free kick. The referee gives a free kick against Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro for handball. Sam Slocombe takes the direct free kick.
Josh Walker crosses the ball. Corner taken by Josh Walker played to the near post.
Unfair challenge on Stephen Darby by Jamie Reckord results in a free kick. Kevin Amankwaah restarts play with the free kick.
Jon Parkin concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Long. Direct free kick taken by Peter Kurucz.
A cross is delivered by Jamie Reckord, clearance by Kevin Long.
Unfair challenge on Kevin Long by Jon Parkin results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Kurucz.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Josh Walker, Kevin Long makes a clearance.
Foul by David Mirfin on Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, free kick awarded. Stephen Darby restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, Ashley Grimes takes a shot. Save by Sam Slocombe.
Christian Ribeiro takes a shot. Kevin Amankwaah gets a block in. Effort from outside the penalty box by Josh Walker goes wide left of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Mark Duffy by Kevin Long results in a free kick. Josh Walker produces a cross, Garry Thompson takes a shot. Save made by Peter Kurucz.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Parkin on Kevin Amankwaah. Free kick taken by Peter Kurucz.
The referee blows for offside. Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Jamie Reckord, Kevin Long makes a clearance.
David Mirfin fouled by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.
Effort from the edge of the area by Jon Parkin goes wide of the left-hand post.
The ball is swung over by Josh Walker, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Sam Togwell goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Joe Widdowson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Garry Thompson. Josh Walker delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Kevin Long.
Gary Jones takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Josh Walker.
Centre by Christian Ribeiro, clearance by Kevin Long.
The ball is swung over by Jon Parkin, Stephen Darby manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Parkin by Kevin Amankwaah. Michael O'Connor takes the direct free kick.
Christian Ribeiro crosses the ball, clearance made by Peter Kurucz.
Christian Ribeiro concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Adams. Brian Barry-Murphy delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by David Mirfin.
Kevin Amankwaah fouled by Mark Duffy, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Kurucz takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by Michael O'Connor, save by Peter Kurucz.
Midfielder Mozika may return
Scunthorpe midfielder Damien Mozika could be in contention to face Rochdale after a four-month absence.
The 24-year-old midfielder, a summer signing from Bury, has been sidelined since mid-October with an ankle injury, but has been closing in on a return to first-team action and might make the substitutes' bench.
New signings Jon Parkin, David Mirfin, Jamie Reckford and Robbie Gibbons are all hoping to make their belated debuts after the postponement of the Iron's last two fixtures.
Manager Alan Knill will also be boosted by the return of skipper Cliff Byrne (groin), striker Jordan Robertson (hip) and midfielder Jimmy Ryan (knee), while Michael O'Connor (groin) is another player expected to shake off injury in time to make his return to the squad.
Scunthorpe, without midfielder Michael Collins (Achilles), plus strikers Connor Jennings (foot) and Matt Godden (hip), are chasing only their second league win in 12 matches.
Michael Symes and Paul McCallum are in line to finally make their Rochdale debuts when John Coleman's side travel to fellow npower League One strugglers Scunthorpe.
Forward duo Symes and McCallum signed on loan at Spotland before the end of the January transfer window from Bournemouth and West Ham respectively, but subsequent postponements of the scheduled games against Charlton and Notts County have left Dale without a match for more than a fortnight.
It has also been a frustrating time for Coleman, with the former Accrington boss unable to build on the flying start to his tenure when local rivals Bury were dispatched 3-0 in his first game in charge on January 28 - Rochdale's first win since mid-November.
Defender Marc Twaddle is back in full training following a long absence with a hamstring injury, although it is unclear whether he features in Coleman's plans at this stage, while midfielder Simon Hackney (abdominal) remains a long-term absentee.
Iron break home hoodoo
A brilliant goal from striker Garry Thompson ended Scunthorpe's three-and-a-half month wait for a home win as fellow relegation rivals Rochdale were beaten 1-0 at Glanford Park.
Cutting in from the right, Thompson rifled an unstoppable left-foot shot from 25 yards into the far corner of the net, leaving goalkeeper Peter Kurucz with no chance.
It was a deserved victory for Scunthorpe who were always the more positive side. But with three new faces in their line-up, they took time to settle in a first half devoid of much goalmouth action.
It was one of those new faces, loan signing Jon Parkin from Cardiff, who made his physical presence felt up front and he came close to a debut goal early in the second half with a shot which brought the best out of Kurucz.
Rochdale, without a goal in their previous five away games, struggled up front again. But they might have been in front on the hour with their one chance of the match when Nicky Adams could only stab the rebound wide of a gaping goal after skipper Gary Jones saw his shot blocked by goalkeeper Sam Slocombe.
Four minutes later and it was Scunthorpe who broke the deadlock with Thompson's fourth goal of the season to leave Rochdale tasting defeat for the first time since the arrival of new manager John Coleman.
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