Oldham will be forced into a defensive reshuffle with James Wilson suspended against Doncaster.
The 25-year-old has accrued five yellow cards and must therefore serve a one-match ban, but George Elokobi’s return to full fitness from a thigh strain means he could start for the first time since September.
A thigh problem is also troubling striker Jabo Ibehre, with boss Lee Johnson hopeful he can declare his fitness for the FA Cup second-round tie.
Club captain Adam Lockwood (knee), striker Rhys Turner (hamstring) and young goalkeeper Joel Coleman (knee) are all long-term absentees.
Nathan Tyson remains an injury doubt for Doncaster.
Tyson missed the 1-1 draw at South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley in midweek with a calf strain and Rovers boss Paul Dickov, returning to his former club, will check on the forward ahead of Saturday’s tie.
Dickov, who has named an unchanged side only once this season, has options should he wish to make any alterations to his starting line-up. The likes of Dean Furman, Harry Forrester and Marc De Val Fernandez may come into the Scot’s thinking against the Latics.
Loan players Sam Johnstone (Manchester United), Andy Butler (Sheffield United) and Enda Stevens (Aston Villa) are eligible to play.
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