Liam Gibson set to miss out for Accrington

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Liam Gibson is a doubt for Accrington's crunch League One clash against Rochdale.

Liam Gibson is a doubt for Accrington’s crunch League One clash against Rochdale.

The defender has been battling a stomach problem and this game could come too early, while Ross Sykes is definitely ruled out with a groin injury.

Seamus Conneely has been sidelined by a similar issue for the last month but could return while goalkeeperDimitar Evtimov completes his three-game suspension.

Stanley ended a three-game losing run with victory over Wycombe in midweek and sit four points above the relegation zone.

Dale are in the bottom four and will be without Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

The on-loan Wolves man sustained a thigh injury in training on Monday and has returned to his parent club for treatment, with the problem expected to rule him out for at least three or four weeks.

Midfielder Jordan Williams serves the second game of a two-match suspension after amassing 10 yellow cards this season.

Defender RyanMcLaughlin is a doubt after being substituted early in the midweek draw with Oxford having sustained a knock to the head.