First-team coach Brian Barry-Murphy takes caretaker charge of Rochdale against Shrewsbury after the sacking of Keith Hill.
Midfielder Ethan Hamilton is suspended but defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell returns from a ban.
Goalkeeper Andy Lonergan has extended his emergency loan another for week with Josh Lillis (calf) still a couple of weeks away from fitness.
Midfielder Ollie Rathbone and defender Kgosi Ntlhe both played for the under-18s in midweek after groin and knee injuries respectively and could come into contention, however Zach Clough is doubtful with an on-going groin problem.
Shrewsbury goalkeeper Steve Arnold’s arm injury will be assessed after he was forced off late in Saturday’s goalless draw with AFC Wimbledon.
Jonathan Mitchell, on loan from Derby, is on standby to start having replaced Arnold for the final seven minutes at the weekend.
Anthony Grant serves the final match of a two-game suspension while Dave Edwards could retain his place after making his first start since returning to the club in January after a 12-year absence.
Fellow midfielder Romain Vincelot is making progress from a knee injury which has kept him out for nearly a month, but the French veteran is not ready to return just yet.