Leaders Rochdale will again be without Jason Taylor as they look to get back to winning ways against promotion rivals Bournemouth.
Midfielder Taylor completes his three-match suspension following his dismissal in the 4-2 win at Accrington for an altercation with Michael Symes.
Craig Dawson is pushing for a starting role but faces a tough battle as the back four of Scott Wiseman, Rory McArdle, Nathan Stanton and Tom Kennedy aim to keep their places.
Manager Keith Hill, whose side lost for the first time in seven games with a 2-0 defeat at Chesterfield at the weekend, could revert to a 4-4-2 system against the Cherries.
But their third-placed opponents are only eight points behind Hill's men so the hosts cannot afford any more slip-ups as they look to close in on the title.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe could be boosted by the returns of Ryan Garry and Jason Pearce.
Their participation hangs in the balance, though, despite returning to training on Friday, with Garry the more likely to feature of the two.
If he does not make it in time then Howe will be left with a selection headache as replacement Shaun Cooper, who has only played twice in the past 11 months, limped off in the first half of Saturday`s 1-0 win over Bradford.
Jeff Goulding is unavailable as he serves the final game of his three-match suspension, while Mark Molesley (foot) was recently ruled out for the rest of the season.
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