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Friday, February 23, 2007

Rochdale Confident

Rochdale manager Keith Hill is confident going into Saturday's match at Edgar Street.

His side has not lost on the road since his first game in charge and come to Edgar Street with eight points from their last four away games.

Hill told the local press: "We have created an environment in training that is reflected and replicated in games. The whole squad have a desire and hunger to win. They understand how to win, they enjoy the feeling of winning and they are used to winning."

Leading scorer Chris Dagnall (foot) will miss out with a foot injury, and skipper Gary Jones picked up a serious knee injury during the midweek win over Torquay: "Gary is our Captain Marvel and is an example to the rest of the lads so it is a big blow to lose him, but we have players to come in."

Simon Ramsden, who missed the Torquay game, should be fit while David Perkins is pushing for a starting spot. Meanwhile Reuben Reid, their on-loan striker who was sent back last week, has been suspended by Plymouth over his behaviour at Spotland. The striker was sent packing just two weeks into a loan that was due to last the rest of the season. He also had a loan spell at Kidderminster cut short after he headbutted Exeter defender Chris Todd.