Manager Keith Hill has confirmed that Grant Holt missed Saturday’s match v Bury due to a back problem.
He told Dale PlayerHD: “His back spasmed up yesterday [Friday] and he needs ironing out, to be honest.
“His inclusion at the football club should be never underestimated because I don’t know whether or not you’ve not noticed the change in results. He’s a good influence and it’s great to have Premier League pedigree in and around the football club. I think the players have bounced off that, and equally so, it puts a bit of fear in the opposition. I’m really glad he’s at the football club.
“We want him out on the football pitch but he was no way fit. That’s why we recalled Nyal Bell [from his loan spell at Chester].
“Nyal has been training superbly and I put him on the bench today – I think he deserved that for the work he has been doing on the training pitch.”
The full interview is on Dale PlayerHD.