Dale unchanged for Shrews visit

Date published: Friday 18th December 2009 12:08

Dale are in buoyant mood after a five-match winning streak and Hill should again hand skipper Jones a place among the substitutes.

Jones is still troubled by a hamstring strain but he is edging closer to full fitness and has been on the bench in recent matches.

Forward Will Buckley remains sidelined due to a combination of thigh and ankle problems, although he should also come back into contention shortly.

Chris O’Grady and Chris Dagnall will again spearhead the attack but goalkeepers Kenny Arthur and Matty Edwards remain sidelined with back and wrist injuries respectively.

On-loan Manchester United stopper Tom Heaton will continue between the posts while midfielder Will Atkinson will play the last game of his loan spell from Hull.

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