Football - Barnett back from ban

Accrington have midfielder Charlie Barnett available to face Rochdale after the midfielder completed a three-game ban.

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Barnett will be the only addition to boss Leam Richardson's squad, which remains without goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin (shoulder) and utility man Craig Lindfield (ankle).

Former Blackburn midfielder Amine Linganzi made his Stanley debut from the bench during Saturday's entertaining 2-2 draw with high-flying Cheltenham and is expected to be involved once more.

The Reds remain in the npower League Two relegation zone thanks to AFC Wimbledon's weekend win over Barnet.

Richardson is relishing the chance to pick up vital points in a derby encounter against a Rochdale side boasting a few familiar faces following John Coleman's time in charge at Spotland.

"It's an attractive game," Richardson told Press Association Sport. "Local derbies are always attractive for the teams, the fans and the neutrals."

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