STANLEY manager John Coleman will be without left back Liam Gibson for Rochdale's trip to the Wham Stadium tomorrow due to a stomach problem.

Centre half Ross Sykes is still out with a groin injury, but Coleman thinks he will be back within the next couple of weeks. Dimitar Evtimov will also be absent as he serves the second game of his three match suspension.

Harvey Rodgers has started the last three games and has acquitted himself well.

"We’re not looking too bad. Liam Gibson’s been suffering with his stomach, it’s an ongoing problem for Liam unfortunately," said Coleman.

"He was ill so he can’t play. Ross Sykes is probably a week and a half away with his groin injury."

Rodgers was on loan at Hartlepool until January, Coleman believes this was beneficial for the 22-year-old.

"He was unfortunate with the goal. Everyone thought it was a foul, I think seven out of 10 referees would have given a foul anyway.

"Harvey was disappointed that he didn’t deal with it, but his overall performances have been good. Going out on loan has helped him, the chance to play regular football has really helped him and I’m pleased with that."