Duo doubtful for Dale

Defender Thompson sustained a back injury and was replaced after just 15 minutes of Saturday's 1-1 home draw with Leyton Orient.

Alan Goodall came on to take Thompson's place and could now be asked to deputise from the start.

Winger Adams also picked up an ankle injury in the 44th minute and was replaced by Matt Done.

Saturday's clash was played on a rain-soaked pitch at Spotland and skipper Gary Jones said: "I didn't think the game should have gone ahead and I think everyone saw it as a farce."

Defender Scott Wiseman remains unavailable as he serves the final game of a three-match suspension.

Source: PA

Source: PA