Skipper returns for Cherries clash

Rochdale captain Gary Jones is set to make his comeback from injury in the crunch League Two clash at leaders Bournemouth on Saturday.

Last Updated: 30/10/09 at 19:06

Jones: Ready to rumble

Jones: Ready to rumble

The midfielder has been on the sidelines for a number of weeks with a hamstring injury.

If Jones does return to Dale's midfield, Dale Stevens, who is on loan from Oldham, could be the man to miss out.

Elsewhere in the squad, Ciaran Toner has returned to training after a prolonged battle against shin splints but he is unlikely to be fit for this weekend's game.

Manager Keith Hill has no other injury concerns ahead of a potentially defining match-up at Dean Court.

Bournemouth head the League Two table after a fine start to the season but Rochdale are in close contention in third place and just five points behind their rivals.

Victory for Hill's men would be a significant boost to their prospects of challenging for promotion this season.

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League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 26 April 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Morecambe  
Bury v Portsmouth  
Dag + Red v Northamptn  
Exeter v Scunthorpe  
Fleetwood v Southend  
Mansfield v Torquay  
Oxford Utd v Accrington  
Plymouth v Hartlepool  
Rochdale v Cheltenham  
Wycombe v Bristol R  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 44 26 80
2 Chesterfld 44 28 78
3 Rochdale 44 20 78
4 Fleetwood 44 15 75
5 Burton Alb 44 8 72
6 Southend 44 16 68
7 York City 44 10 67
8 Oxford Utd 44 6 62
9 Plymouth 44 -7 58
10 Bury 44 8 57
11 Dag + Red 44 -4 57
12 Mansfield 44 -8 57
13 Portsmouth 44 -10 57
14 AFC W'don 44 -4 56
15 Newport 44 -3 55
16 Cheltenham 44 -7 55
17 Hartlepool 44 -4 52
18 Accrington 44 -4 51
19 Morecambe 44 -15 50
20 Exeter 44 -7 49
21 Wycombe 44 -10 47
22 Bristol R 44 -11 47
23 Northamptn 44 -20 47
24 Torquay 44 -23 42

Updated Mon, 21 Apr 2014

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