Cheltenham defender Ashley Eastham is suspended but Elvis Hammond (ankle) is back in contention.
Nottingham Forest midfielder Matt Thornhill could feature after completing a loan move.
Cheltenham manager Mark Yates told BBC Gloucestershire:
"Rochdale are a good team and we've got to be ready. The boys know what is expected of them and we'll give Rochdale respect because they're top of the league.
"Keith (Hill) has got them working hard. They've got good players who are keen to do well. They've got a fair bit of pace, some decent sized lads and in Chris Dagnall one of the best players in the division. They've got a bit of everything."
Source: BBC Sport