Northampton boss Keith Curle has George Cox available to face his former club Carlisle.
Preston teenager Connor Simpson has joined Carlisle on loan until the end of the season.
Carlisle's director of football David Holdsworth insists there is 'no need to panic' after opening up about the shock departure of manager John Sheridan.
Carlisle caretaker boss Tommy Wright believes the vacant manager's post at the club will attract some big names following the resignation of John Sheridan.
Managerless Carlisle ended 10-man Mansfield's 17-game unbeaten run with a thrilling 3-2 win in their first match since John Sheridan's resignation.
Carlisle will be without in-form striker Jerry Yates for their Sky Bet League Two clash against third-placed Mansfield.
Carlisle maintained their fine run of form with victory over Morecambe at the Globe Arena.