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8 February 2013

npower League Two: Northampton Town v Rochdale
Sixfields Stadium, Saturday 9th February, 3pm kick-off

Rochdale are back on the road this weekend with a trip to Northampton Town’s Sixfields Stadium.

Dale head into the encounter following last weekend’s 1-1 draw at home to Chesterfield, while the Cobblers went down 3-1 away at Rotherham United’s New York Stadium.

Despite Saturday’s defeat, eighth placed Northampton remain within touching distance of the play-offs, with just a point separating them from Exeter City who are seventh in the table.

Manager Keith Hill will be without the suspended Bobby Grant for the fixture as the striker serves the first of a four match ban following his sending off in last weekend’s match against the Spireites. Hill’s counterpart, Aidy Boothroyd, is likely to be without defender David Artell who has an achilles injury, however new signing Lee Collins who joined the Cobblers on Friday following his release from Barnsley, is eligible for the fixture. 

Match officials
Referee: James Linington
Assistant Referees: Wade Norcott and Thomas Ramsey
Fourth Official:  Mark Jones

Last Meeting
August 18th 2012: Northampton Town 0-0 Rochdale
Rochdale were held to a goalless draw by Northampton Town at Spotland when the two teams met on the opening day of the 2012/13 season.


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