Jordan Obita opened the scoring in Saturday’s dramatic 2-2 draw with Everton and the on-loan Reading winger is fit to feature once again having departed early with cramp.
Injury-time goal hero Matt Smith and club captain Dean Furman could push for starts following their positive contributions from the bench, and Philliskirk’s desire to freshen up his XI may also bring veteran defender Cliff Byrne into contention.
Left-sided midfield duo Youssouf M’Changama and Cristian Montano remain sidelined with respective knee and thigh injuries.
Latics are unbeaten in two outings under Philliskirk, having beaten MK Dons 3-1 in their last league encounter.
Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon claimed referee John Beaton failed to protect his players from 'disgraceful' challenges during a 1-1 draw with St Johnstone.
St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright has accused Neil McCann of deflection tactics as he denied reporting the Dundee boss to the Scottish Football Association.