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Preview: Barnet

22 February 2013

npower League Two: Barnet v Rochdale
Underhill Stadium, Saturday 23rd February, 3pm kick-off

Rochdale are back on the road this weekend with a trip to Barnet’s Underhill Stadium and will be aiming to record back-to-back wins for the second time this season.

Dale head into the encounter following last weekend’s 1-0 win over Torquay United, while the Bees recorded a 2-1 win away at York City in their last outing.

Saturday’s win lifted Barnet to 21st in the league table, eight points behind Rochdale who are in 16th.

Manager Keith Hill will again be without the suspended Bobby Grant as the striker serves the third of a four match ban, while Captain Peter Cavanagh is again set to miss out due to a calf problem.
Hill’s counterpart, Edgar Davids, will be without frontman Ricky Holmes who has been ruled for the rest of the season with a foot injury. 

Match officials
Referee – Chris Sarginson 
Assistant referees - Steven Meredith and Christopher Powell
Fourth Official - Matthew Wilkes

Last Meeting
September 1st 2012: Rochdale 2-0 Barnet
Rochdale recorded their first win of the 2012/13 season with a 2-0 victory over Barnet at Spotland.
The two first half goals came from Ashley Grimes and Dele Adebola.

Team line-ups on the day
Rochdale: Lillis, Pearson, R Edwards, P Edwards, McIntyre, BBM, Tutte, Kennedy, Grimes, Donnelly, Adebola. Subs: Smith, Rafferty, Bennett, Putterill, Curran, Craney
Barnet: Stack, Fuller, Brown, Fortune, Saville, Lee, Byrne, Yiadom, Weston, Holmes, Hyde. Subs: Cowler, Kamdjo, Ganbon, Abdulla, Warren, Edgar, Lowe.


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