Dagenham & Redbridge goalkeeper Tony Roberts is set to return for the visit of Oldham.
The 41-year-old has missed the last four games with an ankle injury, which prevented him from kicking the ball, but is fit now and could replace stand-in Chris Lewington between the sticks.
Defender Scott Doe has suffered a setback in his recovery from ankle ligament damage and misses out so Will Antwi will continue.
Manager John Still is boosted, however, by the return of loan duo Kayleden Brown and Medy Elito.
Brown and Elito arrived last week from West Brom and Colchester respectively, but were ineligible for the FA Cup replay against Leyton Orient on Tuesday night.
The Daggers were unfortunate to lose 3-2 at Orient and Still may name the same side which would keep Roberts, Brown and Elito on the bench.
Oldham have signed rookie Leeds defender Aidy White on loan until January 3 ahead of the trip.
The homegrown youngster made his United debut as a 16-year-old under Gary McAllister in August 2008 and has since made 23 senior appearances, including three this season.
He will come into contention for Paul Dickov's side but key midfielder Dean Furman and winger Filipe Morais are both banned.
Furman serves a one-match ban for collecting five bookings and Morais starts a three-match ban for being sent off in the reserves.
Striker Lewis Alessandra is due back after missing last Saturday's win over Huddersfield with a thigh muscle problem.
Jon Worthington has joined Fleetwood on loan, but he has not played in the first team this term and has been on the transfer list since pre-season.
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