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Rochdale V Morecambe at Spotland Stadium : Match Preview

12 Oct 2012 10:01:24

Rochdale V Morecambe at Spotland Stadium : Match Preview

Rochdale V Morecambe - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Curran banned for DaleRochdale will be without suspended forward Craig Curran for the visit of Morecambe in npower League Two.Curran received a red card for a rash challenge on Bury goalkeeper Trevor Carson in the closing stages of Tuesday night's Johnstone's Paint Trophy penalty shoot-out defeat and serves the first game of a three-match ban.His absence will be offset by Bobby Grant's return from a similar lay-off enforced by his dismissal in the goalless draw against Bradford.Dale skipper Peter Cavanagh made his first start for a month in midweek after struggling with a calf injury and suffered no ill-effects.Fellow midfielder Ray Putterill is a doubt to face the Shrimps though, having sustained a suspected groin strain.Youngsters Reece Gray (broken leg) and Luke Watson (knee) remain long-term absentees alongside goalkeeper Matt Edwards (wrist).Morecambe will give goalkeeper Barry Roche every chance to return for the trip.Roche has missed the Shrimps' last two matches and faces a late fitness test on an adductor problem, with Andreas Arestidou ready to deputise once more.On-loan Wigan full-back Jordan Mustoe is set for a league debut having opened the scoring in Tuesday night's 4-2 Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat to Preston and could line up in a defence featuring fit-again Will Haining.Midfielder Andrew Wright and forward Kevin Ellison offer a timely boost to boss Jim Bentley having served one and three-match suspensions respectively.Robbie Threlfall is still out with a thigh problem and the full-back joins long-term victim Danny Carlton (knee) on the sidelines.


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