Robson, who has been playing at left-back in the absence of Chris Chantler, has missed the last two matches due to a groin injury.
Central defender Danny Livesey started in Tuesday night's home defeat to Walsall despite a head injury and should resume alongside Sean O'Hanlon.
Midfielder Paul Thirlwell could return to the starting line-up as Abbott has hinted at changing from a 4-4-2 to a 4-3-3 formation, with teenage winger Dave Symington expected to make way.
Abbott has no new injury or suspension worries, but Chantler is out for the rest of the season due to an ankle injury.
The Cumbrians, six points above the relegation zone, are chasing their first league win in five matches.
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- Chris Chantler
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- Paul Thirlwell