Rochdale V Port Vale at Crown Oil Arena : Match Preview

03 April 2017

Keith Keane still suspended for Rochdale's clash with Port Vale

Rochdale will once again be without midfielder Keith Keane as they prepare to host Port Vale.

The former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international serves the second match of a two-game ban following his sending off at AFC Wimbledon last week.

Dale boss Keith Hill appears to have no new injury worries as his side attempt to revive their slim play-off hopes.

Defender Niall Canavan is expected to remain sidelined.

Port Vale boss Michael Brown could name an unchanged side at Spotland following Saturday's impressive win over AFC Wimbledon.

Defender Andre Bikey is one of those hoping to retain his starting spot after he played the full 90 minutes at the weekend on his Vale debut.

French midfielder Anthony de Freitas is pushing for a start after making his comeback from injury as a substitute against the Dons.

Defender Remie Streete may once again miss out with a hamstring problem, while Rigino Cicilia is likely to continue in attack as Anton Forrester battles to return from injury.