Kevin McIntyre will miss Rochdale's visit to Gillingham in npower League Two following an unsuccessful red card appeal.

The veteran midfielder was dismissed when Dale were 2-0 ahead at home to Dagenham and watched from afar as they were pegged back to 2-2.

He will serve a one-match ban for committing a professional foul having failed to get the decision overturned.

Skipper Peter Cavanagh was not risked in the Daggers clash after aggravating a calf injury but he may be handed a place on the bench this time out.

Luke Watson (knee), Reece Gray (broken leg) and Matt Edwards (wrist) remain on the sidelines.

John Coleman's men sit 10th in the table but are within striking distance of the play-off places.