Rochdale will be looking to make it three wins in three tonight as they face MK Dons. The Football Manc Cave are looking at 2 players who should be in the starring 11 to help take all three points. We are also picking 2 that should be dropped.
After Rochdale’s win at Bolton this weekend, Brian Barry-Murphy will be looking for another three points.
Unfortunately, each week there seems to be a new injury at the Dale. This week it’s goalkeeper, Robert Sanchez.
However, Brian Barry-Murphy’s team are still pulling out winning performances. Here’s 2 players who should be in that starting line up and 2 who should be on the bench…
In: Ollie Rathbone
He was in he squad that beat Bolton and he did get a start. However, the 23 year old should be rewarded with his efforts at the weekend by being started again.
The centre midfielder put Rochdale 2-1 up against Bolton. He also encouraged the third goal. His confidence will definitely improve if he starts again.
In: Fabio Tavares
The 18 year old came on in the second half of the Bolton game and he bagged the third goal. It was also his first senior goal.
If he doesn’t get a start tonight, Barry-Murphy should definitely bring him on again as a substitute. He could make the difference in getting Dale the 3 points.
Out: MJ Williams
This isn’t because the 23 year old had a bad game. However, he did get substituted in the second half against Bolton for Aaron Wilbraham.
I think it may be more tactical for Barry-Murphy to have him on the bench. He can play as centre back or a midfielder so wherever is lacking consistency, he can replace someone.
Out: Aaron Morley
Again, he hasn’t been playing poorly, but the 19 year old may benefit from a rest.
If he was on the bench, Brian Barry-Murphy could bring him on as reinforcement.