Carlisle manager Steven Pressley will be without Jack Bridge for the visit of Oldham.
Bridge will serve a one-match ban following his dismissal just 33 minutes into the 3-1 defeat at Bradford last weekend.
Fellow midfielder Steven Scougall is closing in on a return to full training as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury picked up at the end of August.
Kelvin Etuhu has yet to feature this season and remains sidelined with a long-term hamstring problem.
Oldham head coach Dino Maamria hopes to have goalkeeper Gary Woods available for the trip to Brunton Park.
Woods missed Saturday’s win over Morecambe due to a minor injury but has returned to training.
Midfielder Filipe Morais is doubtful for the game against the Latics after picking up a knock.
Maamria otherwise has a full-strength squad to choose from as he looks to make it two wins from two since taking charge.