Rochdale have been dealt a blow with confirmation Peter Cavanagh will be sidelined for six weeks due to an Achilles injury.
Rochdale's appeal against skipper Peter Cavanagh's dismissal in last week's defeat at Burton Albion has been rejected.
Rochdale boss Keith Hill has named Peter Cavanagh as the club's skipper for the forthcoming season.
Rochdale have unveiled new signing Peter Cavanagh as the club's captain ahead of the upcoming League Two season.
Rochdale have agreed a deal to sign Peter Cavanagh but have also revealed Nicky Adams is joining Crawley for an undisclosed fee.
Five players have lost their appeals against sanctions imposed by the FA for betting on matches.
Accrington defender Peter Cavanagh has been banned from football for eight months and fined £3,500.
Kevin O'Connor and Damian Spencer could return as Brentford bid to secure promotion against Accrington.
The FA has charged five players with breaching betting rules ahead of Accrington's match against Bury last season.
Peter Cavanagh does not expect to walk straight back into the Accrington squad when he recovers from surgery.
Accrington Stanley captain Peter Cavanagh is out until Christmas with a hernia problem.