Date: 15th September 2007 at 9:55am
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Barnet will be targeting a very winnable game this afternoon, at home to Rochdale who have only collected four points from four games. It’s a chance to prove to everyone that the Bees don’t need to rely on spectacular goals from Jason Puncheon to win games in this league and will be hoping for a comfortable margin of victory come the end of the match.

Vital Quotes:

Barnet Team News:

Michael Leary is still injured whilst Giuliano Grazioli is of course unavailable because he’s on loan at AFC Wimbledon.

Joe O’Cearuill is pushing for a starting place in defence and will come in should Sagi Burton be unable to shrug of an injury he picked up last week. Lee Harrison will want to recover from an ankle injury he picked up in training to play, though Rob Beckwith – who also picked up an injury in mid-week training, this time with his knee – is on standby.

Likely Line-up (4-4-2):

GK: Harrison

RB: Devera
CB: Yakubu (c)
CB: Burton
LB: Gillet

RM: Carew
CM: Bishop
CM: Porter
LM: Puncheon

ST: Birchall
ST: Thomas

Subs: Beckwith, O’Cearuill, Nicolau, Wright, Hatch

Player to watch: Lee Harrison – Goalkeeper

Makes his 300th appearance today. Congratulations.

Rochdale Team News:

Four right-backs – Brown, Stanton and D’Laryea are all out with knee injuries whilst Simon Ramsden has a calf problem.

But they have signed Kelvin Lomax recently to bolster their defence, he is on loan from Oldham.

Player to watch: Chris Dagnall – Striker

A prolific scorer for Rochdale since his move from Tranmere last year.

Match Facts & Stats

Match Prediction:

Barnet 1 – 1 Rochdale

Next Fixtures:

vs Chesterfield (away) – next Saturday.