Stags are looking to get their promotion push back on track on Spotland after two successive away defeats.
Farrend Rawson, Keiran Wallace, George Lapslie all drop down to the bench and Ollie Clarke misses out with injury.
The Dale side includes ex-Stag Corey O'Keeffe.
Stags have lost 10 of their last 11 games at Rochdale, drawing once and failing to even score there in their last four trips, which have ended in defeat.
The last win there for Stags came 12 visits ago in April 1997.