Rochdale boss Keith Hill has a full-strength squad available for the long trip to Brighton.
Dale beat Barnsley in the first round of the Carling Cup on Tuesday, and Hill could name the same team that won 1-0 at Oakwell.
However, summer signing Anthony Elding is pushing for a starting role after he came off the bench to score the winner against Mark Robins` side.
Highly-rated defender Craig Dawson played the full 90 minutes in midweek but continues to be linked with a move away from Spotland.
Rochdale have twice turned down transfer requests from the player over the summer following a £400,000 bid from Middlesbrough.
Boro, Burnley and Ipswich are all understood to be vying for his signature.