Injury-plagued Oldham Athletic goalkeeper Les Pogliacomi looks set miss the rest of the season with a fresh knee problem.
The 31-year-old Australian recently returned to the substitute's bench after a six-month battle with a persistent knee problem.
However, the former Blackpool and Parramatta keeper broke down in training this week and requires a further operation which is expected to keep him out until the summer.
Pogliacomi made 45 senior appearances last season but is yet to appear for the senior side this season.
He lost his starting place to Mark Crossley following the arrival of the veteran keeper last summer.