Rochdale manager Keith Hill has no injury or suspension concerns for the home clash with MK Dons.
Hill’s play-off hopefuls extended their unbeaten run to 11 games in last weekend’s goalless draw at lowly Walsall.
The Dale manager felt his players looked rusty against the Saddlers and may be tempted to shuffle his pack as the Spotland outfit gear up for a hectic run of fixtures.
This weekend’s visit of the Dons is the first of seven fixtures in March for Hill’s men, who lie seven points adrift of the play-off places.
Hill said: “When we are playing Saturdays and Tuesdays, it will be about preparing, recovering and making sure we get as many points on the board as possible.”
MK Dons boss Karl Robinson will have Danny Woodards available for the trip to Rochdale.
The right-back missed last weekend’s win over Brighton but has recovered from his ankle knock and will start as Sean O’Hanlon is out.
Central defender O’Hanlon serves the first game of a two-match ban after he was sent off for the second time this season against Brighton, so Mathias Doumbe will move inside to take his place in the middle, thus, allowing Woodards to slot in at full-back.
Strikers Sam Baldock and Jabo Ibehre are fine and will feature after returning last week from a hamstring pull and illness respectively.
On-loan QPR forward Angelo Balanta is back in training after a lengthy spell out with an ankle injury but needs match fitness and will not be involved.