Aldershot manager Kevin Dillon is boosted by the news Kirk Hudson, Dean Howell and John Halls are available for the clash against leaders Rochdale.

Dillon has seen games with Hereford, Dale, Bradford and Darlington all called off since they beat Barnet 4-0 last month but the extra time has allowed the trio time to regain full fitness.

Hudson has now recovered from a knee injury picked up against Northampton in November, Howell has shook off a hip problem while Halls has also recovered fully from a niggling groin strain.

Striker Marvin Morgan, who has scored nine goals this season, has been out with a knee injury since the beginning of December but is fit to return.

Defender Anthony Charles is also available after a one-match suspension while Reading midfielder Oliver Bozanic is set to feature after extending his stay at the Recreation Ground.

Rochdale have been boosted ahead of the trip after Jason Taylor extended his loan spell until May.

The Rotherham midfielder will remain at Spotland until the end of the season as Dale bid to win their first promotion since 1969.

In another massive boost, striker Chris O'Grady signed on a permanent basis on Thursday for an undisclosed fee from near-neighbours Oldham.

O'Grady has impressed since joining Keith Hill's League Two leaders on loan in August and has now penned a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Hill has been further boosted after defender Scott Wiseman returned to training after a groin injury.

Goalkeeper Kenny Arthur is also edging closer to full fitness after a back injury and highly-rated winger Will Buckley is also making steady progress from a foot complaint.

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