Kelle Roos will continue in goal for Plymouth in their League One clash with Oldham.
The on-loan Derby man is the seventh goalkeeper Argyle have used this season and all three of their professionals are now set to be out until at least February after Luke McCormick went under the knife in a bid to finally solve his ankle problem.
Midfielder Antoni Sarcevic and striker Nathan Blissett will miss this match but both are set to return to training on Christmas Eve.
Midfielder Jamie Ness is back in training following a calf injury that has kept him out since October but Saturday's match is likely to come too soon.
Oldham boss Richie Wellens has a full-strength squad available for the trip to Home Park.
Defender Ryan McLaughlin is pushing for a return to the side after continuing his comeback from a hamstring injury off the bench at Doncaster last week.
Eoin Doyle could continue alone up front after ending a six-game run without a goal with the late equaliser at the Keepmoat Stadium.
The match is the first of four in 10 days for Latics but Wellens has indicated he is more likely to rotate players later in the run of games.