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Rochdale Vs Bradford City, Tue 23 Feb 2010

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Rochdale manager Keith Hill has no fresh concerns ahead of the League Two leaders` home clash with Bradford.

Dale host the Bantams aiming to record their third successive win at Spotland following victories against Crewe and Dagenham.

Saturday`s win against the Daggers saw defender Nathan Stanton shake off a thigh injury to be passed fit and play the full 90 minutes.

He looks certain to retain his starting berth alongside Craig Dawson at the heart of the defence.

And Hill has no other worries as his men bid to move a step closer towards securing the club`s first promotion since 1969.

The Spotland boss said: "We don't fear the word promotion because we've accepted the challenge of being in top spot. We've just decided to embrace it."

New Bradford boss Peter Taylor could hand a debut to Robbie Threlfall.

The full-back has joined on an initial month-long loan deal from Liverpool and will go straight into the squad at Spotland as Taylor looks for victory in his second game in charge of the Bantams.

Taylor could opt to shuffle his pack after Saturday's 2-0 defeat by Accrington but he will definitely be without the services of Omar Daley and James O'Brien.

Daley is still a few weeks away from a return from a hamstring problem, while O'Brien continues his recovery from a nose operation.

The struggling Bantams will be looking to overturn a poor run of form that has seen them win just one of their seven league games since the turn of the year.

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Crewe Alexandra
Football
Omar Daley
Nathan Stanton
Bradford City
Craig Dawson
James O'Brien
League Two
Rochdale
Robbie Threlfall
Liverpool
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