The 24-year-old completes his 93-day loan spell next week and will return to Watford, with Greg Abbott keen to make the deal permanent in January.
Lee Miller (hernia and ankle) is stepping up his recovery but is unlikely to be fit for Saturday while Rory Loy (broken leg) is not yet ready.
Paul Thirlwell made his return to the first-team against Sheffield United last week following an ankle injury and having no ill-effects he should continue in the Cumbrians' midfielder.
It has been an eventful week at Brunton Park after the club were forced to come out in support of Abbott after director Norman Steel said the manager's position would be reviewed in January.
They travel to the New Meadow searching for just a second win in eight games.