Oldham boss Paul Dickov will be forced into a defensive reshuffle for the home clash with Carlisle with centre-back Reuben Hazell suspended.
Hazell starts a two-match ban after collecting his 10th yellow card of the season in Saturday's goalless draw at Huddersfield.
Dickov has various options and Andy Todd, James Tarkowski and Rod McDonald could all deputise.
However, the Latics have another defensive concern after 17-year-old Carl Winchester limped out of the weekend Lancashire FA Senior Cup, quarter-final against Manchester United with a knee injury.
Winger Chris Taylor is doubtful for the clash with the Cumbrians due to a leg injury sustained in a heavy challenge from Huddersfield's Scott Arfield on Saturday.
Taylor was forced out of the action in the 76th minute and will be assessed.
Carlisle will be without suspended defender Gary Borrowdale.
Borrowdale, on loan from QPR, was sent off for two yellow card offences on his first full appearance in Saturday's defeat at Southampton and due to a dearth of replacements winger Matt Robson could be asked to fill in at full-back.
Midfielder Paul Thirlwell (calf) remains another two weeks away from a return to first-team action and defender Sean McDaid is a long-term absentee due to knee ligament damage.
Manager Greg Abbott has no other new injury or suspension problems, but Liam Cooper, who will return to the club on loan from Hull when he recovers from a hand injury, and fellow defender Joe Dudgeon (knee), on loan from Manchester United, remain sidelined.
Teenage goalkeeper Mark Gillespie is hoping to be included in the squad after signing a contract extension keeping him at the club until the summer of 2012.
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