The striker, who has bagged 17 goals in 24 games since arriving from Nottingham Forest, picked up his fifth booking of the season having removed his shirt while celebrating his strike in the 3-1 win at Stevenage on Boxing Day and now serves an automatic one-match ban.
McGoldrick is due to return to the City Ground after the home clash against Shrewsbury on New Year's Day, although Coventry are desperately trying to negotiate a deal for an extended stay, which appears unlikely at this stage.
On-loan midfielder James Bailey has already returned to parent club Derby, with the Boxing Day success at Broadhall Way his final match of a three-month loan. Sky Blues manager Mark Robins will also be trying to keep hold of his services on a longer deal when the January window opens.
Robins is not expected to have any new injury concerns for the trip to stadiummk.
Striker Leon Clarke joined Coventry on trial on Monday with a view to a permanent move next month but he has not yet signed and is therefore unavailable.