The Scot was shown a straight red card in the opening-day defeat to Leyton Orient and the Cumbrians have failed to score in their two subsequent league matches.
Skipper Paul Thirlwell, who missed last week's 4-0 home defeat to Coventry due to an Achilles injury, could return to help steady the ship following four straight losses that have cast doubts over the future of manager Greg Abbott.
Abbott has hinted versatile winger Matty Robson could make his first appearance of the season after being sidelined with a back injury.
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