Carlisle are expected to include new loan signing Joe Dudgeon in their squad for the home clash with Oldham.

The 20-year-old Manchester United defender will stay with the Cumbrians until the end of the season and could make his first appearance.

Greg Abbott's squad could also be boosted by the return of midfielder Paul Thirlwell and defender Tony Kane.

Thirlwell has missed the last two games due to a calf strain, while Kane has made just one appearance this season since undergoing knee surgery in the summer.

Striker Jason Price is still out with an Achilles injury, but the likes of Danny Livesey and recent midfield signing Marc-Antoine Gbarssin are hoping to feature as the Cumbrians chase a fourth straight win.

Oldham have re-signed defender Aidy White from Leeds for the remainder of the season ahead of the trip.

The Latics have also signed Andy Todd, who has been at Perth Glory, for the rest of the season.

His international clearance has yet to come through so he cannot play until that is gained, while Dickov is also trying to sign Reuben Reid on loan from West Brom.

Jon Worthington's contract has been terminated and he has joined Bradford on a contract until the end of the season.

Hungarian Ferenc Fodor has also had his contract terminated and has returned home, while the Latics have no new injury problems from Tuesday's 1-1 draw at Walsall.

Striker Warren Feeney is still out with an ankle injury.

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