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Team news for Saturday afternoon's League One clash between Rochdale and Sheffield Wednesday at Spotland.

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Potter: Back from a ban for Owls

Potter: Back from a ban for Owls

Rochdale boss Keith Hill has no injury or suspension concerns for the home clash with Wednesday.

Two injury-time goals from substitutes Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro and Matty Done gave Hill's men a 3-1 home win over Bristol Rovers in midweek.

Despite recent impressive performances in midfield, Josh Thompson was left out of the side to play Rovers and replaced with on-loan Barnsley striker Liam Dickinson, who lined up alongside Chris O'Grady in attack.

Hill will keep any changes to a minimum following Tuesday's victory but has warned his side that teams will come to Spotland to stop his men playing.

He said: "People have got to accept that it is going to be very difficult to break teams down."

Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Darren Potter will return to the squad following suspension in manager Gary Megson's first game in charge at Rochdale.

Potter was sent off in the recent defeat at Peterborough and missed last Saturday's draw with MK Dons.

Megson will be without winger Jermaine Johnson through illness but has no other new injury or suspension problems to contend with as the Owls look to secure their first league win in eight matches.

Isaiah Osbourne, signed recently on loan from Aston Villa, could make his first appearance for Wednesday, while strikers Neil Mellor and Paul Heffernan are pushing for recalls after Clinton Morrison partnered Gary Madine up front last week.

Midfielders Tommy Miller (hamstring) and Liam Palmer (ankle) plus defenders Lewis Buxton (hamstring) and Jon Otsemobor (calf) are all still out.

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League One Fixtures

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Bristol C v Notts Co  
Carlisle v Walsall  
Colchester v Oldham  
Coventry v Swindon  
Crawley v Leyton Or  
Gillingham v Tranmere  
Port Vale v MK Dons  
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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 42 51 93
2 Brentford 42 29 87
3 Leyton Or 42 39 80
4 Rotherham 42 28 79
5 Preston 42 23 79
6 Peterboro 42 10 67
7 Swindon 42 5 60
8 MK Dons 42 1 58
9 Port Vale 42 -13 57
10 Walsall 42 2 56
11 Sheff Utd 41 -1 56
12 Crawley 41 -5 52
13 Bradford 42 1 50
14 Bristol C 42 0 50
15 Coventry 42 -1 49
16 Gillingham 42 -19 48
17 Oldham 41 -11 47
18 Colchester 42 -11 46
19 Tranmere 42 -22 46
20 Notts Co 42 -15 43
21 Carlisle 41 -26 43
22 Crewe 42 -29 43
23 Shrewsbury 42 -14 41
24 Stevenage 42 -22 39

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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