The 21-year-old underwent surgery to have a cyst drained and Latics will keep an eye on the wound before the clash.
Defensive duo Jonathan Grounds and Genseric Kusunga could bolster boss Lee Johnson's options. Ex-Middlesbrough trainee Grounds sustained a dead leg in the draw with Crewe last weekend but should be fine while Kusunga, formerly of Swiss club Basle, is rated 50-50 with a hamstring strain.
Latics, who continue to be missing full-back Connor Brown (knee) and suspended midfielder David Mellor, have not won in four league games and Johnson suggested midfielder Carl Winchester may be considered as one of the changes he makes after impressing for the reserves in midweek.
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