New Oldham recruit Sam Mantom will go straight into the squad for the trip to Bristol Rovers.
The West Brom midfielder, who turns 19 on Sunday, has signed a one-month emergency loan to boost the Latics as they look to bounce back from Tuesday`s 1-0 home defeat to Carlisle.
In a further fillip for Dickov, midfielder Dale Stephens is recovering well from the virus which has kept him out of the past two games.
Dickov has revealed that a player he rates as one of the best in npower League One could come back into the reckoning.
Striker Lewis Alessandra is also edging closer to full fitness and came off the bench against Carlisle but defender Reuben Hazell completes a two-match ban.