Oldham forward Chris Clarke will miss Sunday’s play-off game against Workington with a hamstring injury.
Roden said: “We will miss him massively. He isn’t a flash player, he’s a prop, and a very good one too. He’s aggressive, he makes the hard yards and he hurts people when he tackles them.
“When he pulled up last night and we saw it was a bad one, he was distraught.
“I was gutted for him too. He so much wanted to go up to Workington and help us to beat them for the third time this season. I guess it’s the story of our season.”