Torquay United Vs Rochdale, Sat 10 Apr 2010

Next Story

Rochdale will be boosted by the return from suspension of midfielder Jason Taylor as they look to secure promotion against Torquay at Plainmoor.

Taylor, sent off in the recent win at Accrington, has completed a three-game ban but may have to settle for a place on the substitutes bench.

Dale, who could secure their first promotion since 1969 with victory if other results go their way, have no other new injury or suspension problems.

Central defender Craig Dawson is available again but manager Keith Hill is unlikely to split up his back four, while midfielder Joe Thompson is also hoping to feature.

Chris O'Grady and Chris Dagnall will resume their 40-goal partnership up front as Dale look to get back to winning ways after defeat at Chesterfield on Saturday and Monday's home draw with promotion rivals Bournemouth.

Torquay's sole injury doubt is winger Wayne Carlisle.

Carlisle has been ruled out since last month's 1-1 home draw with Crewe with a knee injury.

Following a minor operation, Carlisle is back in training, although this Saturday's game may come too early for the experienced midfielder.

In Carlisle's absence, Gulls boss Paul Buckle has recalled Mustapha Carayol to the starting XI.

The 20-year-old Gambian-born winger has been in impressive form on his recall, after spending the early part of the season out on loan at Kettering.

With six games remaining, fourth from bottom United are seven points clear of second-bottom Grimsby with a far superior goal difference.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Crewe Alexandra
Jason Taylor
Chris Dagnall
Joe Thompson
Mustapha Carayol
Craig Dawson
Chris O'Grady
Carlisle United
League Two
Wayne Carlisle
Torquay United
Next Story

Read more