No worries for fired-up Coleman
Rochdale boss John Coleman has no new injury worries for his club's first ever meeting with AFC Wimbledon.
Long-term absentees Luke Watson (knee) and Reece Gray (broken leg) remain on the sidelines along with goalkeeper Matt Edwards, who has a wrist injury. Skipper Peter Cavanagh returned from a calf injury to feature in last weekend's home game with Burton, and Coleman is demanding a reaction from his players following that 1-0 defeat to stop their promotion ambitions slipping away at an early stage. The former Accrington manager cancelled Rochdale's days off this week to put the squad through some hard yards in preparation for the trip to Kingsmead. He told Dale's official website: "Five points from five games is a horrible start and if you carry on that form and it goes to 15 games then you're out of the equation. "We've got to put it right quick. We owe it to ourselves and, more importantly, we owe it to the fans. They've had a torrid 12 months and they don't deserve what they're putting up with. They're getting taken from one extreme to another - we've played some great football this season and some abject stuff as well."