The Dale sit precariously in 23rd spot in the 24-team competition, with just seven wins from 33 games this season.

Their six points clear of safety but unbeaten in the past three games, all of which Inman has started.

The attacking midfielder, on loan from Peterborough, is pleased to be back on the pitch and helping Rochdale pick up points.

"I hadn’t started for a while but I kept working hard in training and doing what the Gaffer wants me to do," he told the Rochdale website.

"I feel kind of lucky that I started the last three games but hopefully I can cement a spot in the team."

Rochdale defeated Walsall and Rotherham United in the past fortnight, but drew 0-0 with Southend United on Tuesday.

Inman believes if the Dale can keep up their recent form then avoiding relegation won't be an issue.

"[It] was frustrating because we wanted the win in front of our own fans, but you’ve got to look at it as seven points from nine, so if you do that for the remainder of the season we’ll be fine," he said. 

"In the first half we had a lot of chances and half-chances, and if we’d scored we probably could have gone on to win three or four nil. We started well in the second half, but they played a bit more defensive and made it an awkward game.

"They got a foothold in the match during the last five to ten minutes, so I guess a point was fair.

"I’m trying to help the boys score goals and I’m lucky enough I’ve got a couple this season. As long as I’m helping the team move up the table then I’m happy.”