Matt Harrold and Emmet O’Connor make their first league starts for Crawley against Rochdale at the Stadium.

Harrold made his full debut in the JP Trophy in midweek after recovering from a knee injury suffered in pre-season and partners Izale McLeod up front.

Canadian midfielder O’Connor also keeps hold of his place after starting for the first time against Cambridge United on Tuesday.

Boss John Gregory makes three changes to the team against Cambridge with recalls for goalkeeper Brian Jensen, midfielder Conor Henderson and top scorer McLeod. Jamie Ashdown, Mitch Rose and Gavin Tomlin all drop to the bench.

Rochdale make just one change to the side which won 3-0 at Crewe in the JP Trophy on Tuesday with top scorer Ian Henderson replacing Albion loanee Shamir Fenelon.

Crawley (4-4-2): Jensen; Oyebanjo, Leacock, Bradley, Dickson; O’Connor, Henderson, Smith, Young; Harrold, McLeod. Subs: Banya, Rose, Bawling, Tomlin, Richefond, Isaacs, Ashdown.

Rochdale (4-2-1-3): Logan; Rafferty, O’Connell, Eastham, Tanser; Hery, Allen; Dawson; Done Henderson, Vincenti. Subs: Bennett, Lancashire, Andrew, Musungu, Kennedy, Bunney, Fenelon.