Gornell suffered a groin injury during the opening stages of Saturday's 4-1 win over Wycombe at Spotland.
George Donnelly came on in his place and is well positioned to start in attack against the Minstermen having bagged a second-half brace at the weekend - the former Macclesfield striker's first goals since October.
Peter Cavanagh was an unused substitute versus Wanderers following a month on the sidelines with a calf problem and will hope for a midweek return to action.
Victory last time out came on the back of consecutive 3-0 defeats and was only Dale's second league triumph of 2013.
Reece Gray (broken leg) remains a long-term absentee.
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