Rochdale V Oxford Utd at Crown Oil Arena : Match Preview

19 January 2017
Rochdale V Oxford Utd - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Keith Keane banned for Rochdale

Rochdale midfielder Keith Keane is suspended for the visit of Oxford after he was sent off last weekend.

That could open up a place in the squad for Donal McDermott, who has not featured for the first team since early December.

Fellow midfielder Peter Vincenti is still a couple of weeks away from rejoining the squad having been sidelined since September with an ankle problem.

Striker Joe Bunney (fractured metatarsal) and midfielder Brian Barry-Murphy (Achilles) remain out.

Oxford have no fresh injury concerns as they bid to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat at Wimbledon last time out.

On-loan defender Charlie Raglan and striker Kane Hemmings are pushing for starts while Liam Sercombe could feature in the starting line-up after his speedy recovery from a serious medial knee injury.

Boss Michael Appleton could also bring fully-fit Joe Skarz into his side with the left-back featuring on the bench following his return from a back injury.

Defenders Sam Long (knee) and Christian Ribiero (ankle) are back in training but are still unavailable.