Notts County Vs Rochdale, Tue 20 Apr 2010

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Notts County will be at full strength for the top-of-the-table clash with Rochdale at Meadow Lane.

Magpies manager Steve Cotterill will probably name an unchanged starting XI for the third straight game after comfortable victories against Lincoln and Morecambe.

However, the likes of the fit-again Johnnie Jackson, fellow midfielder Matt Hamshaw, the versatile Jamie Clapham and strikers Karl Hawley and Ade Akinbiyi will hope to force their way into the reckoning.

It remains to be seen whether Luke Rodgers will be in the squad with his proposed move to MLS side New York Red Bulls still ongoing. The striker was not involved against Morecambe on Saturday.

Notts and Rochdale both clinched automatic promotion with home wins at the weekend ahead of this potential title decider.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill takes a full-strength squad to Meadow Lane as his men look to wrestle top spot back from Notts County.

After failing to score in four nerve-wracking games, Chris O'Grady finally broke Dale's duck, earning them a first promotion since 1969 as they beat Northampton 1-0.

Hill has no injury worries to contend with coming out of the Cobblers clash, although some players may be given a rest.

If so, the likes of Jason Kennedy and Rory McArdle could come into the side, with Dale knowing a win would put them back above their opponents.

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Jason Kennedy
Matt Hamshaw
Northampton Town
Karl Hawley
Newcastle United
Johnnie Jackson
Chris O'Grady
Luke Rodgers
Ade Akinbiyi
League Two
Jamie Clapham
Rory McArdle
Notts County

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