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Hereford United Vs Rochdale, Sat 24 Apr 2010

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Hereford caretaker boss Graham Turner is likely to have a much-changed squad at his disposal for the visit of already-promoted Rochdale.

The on-loan trio of Daniel Preston, Jake Jervis and Lewis Young have all returned to their parent clubs after their respective deals came to an end while Paul Downing has also been recalled by West Brom.

Jervis joined Young on the bench for last weekend`s 2-1 win at Accrington as part of four changes made by Turner, while Preston and Downing failed to make the matchday 18.

Ryan Green was also one of those to lose his starting spot having been ruled out with a slight thigh strain but he should be okay this weekend.

On-loan midfielder Astrit Ajdarevic (hamstring) has missed the last three matches but has returned from receiving treatment at parent club Leicester and could find himself on the bench.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill has no new injury or suspension problems.

Defender Nathan Stanton played the full 90 minutes in the 1-0 defeat to Notts County after he suffered a knock in the previous fixture against Northampton, so he is expected to start.

Having assured promotion against the Cobblers, Hill has hinted that he will opt to freshen things up and give fringe players an opportunity to prove themselves.

However, Hill does not want to jeopardise his side's chances of winning the League Two title. Rochdale are currently four points behind Notts County with three games left.

He told the club's official website: "I'm looking at the possibility of swapping it around (against Hereford) and giving players an opportunity but I don't want to affect our record of winning football matches."

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Leicester City
West Bromwich Albion
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Northampton Town
Ryan Green
Astrit Ajdarevic
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Nathan Stanton
Astrit Ajdarevic
Hereford United
Preston North End
Lewis Young
League Two
Rochdale
Notts County
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