Double concern for Carlisle clash

Leeds could be without goalkeeper Shane Higgs and defender Jason Crowe for Tuesday night's home clash with Carlisle on Tuesday night.

Last Updated: 28/09/09 at 16:54

Higgs: Thigh problem

Higgs: Thigh problem

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Higgs, who has started every game for Leeds this season after arriving on a free transfer in the summer from Cheltenham, faces a race to be fit due to a thigh strain sustained during the second half of Saturday's win at MK Dons.

Casper Ankergren replaced Higgs at stadium:mk and will make his first start against Carlisle if the latter fails to make it.

Full-back Crowe, another ever-present this season following his summer switch from Northampton, strained his hamstring after only 10 minutes on Saturday and is doubtful.

Luciano Becchio missed the MK Dons game as he was scheduled to become a father, but is expected back at the expense of Mike Grella as Leeds look to extend their 15-game winning league run at Elland Road, which dates back to January last season when Carlisle won 2-0.

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League One Fixtures

Wednesday, 17 September 2014
19:45
Fleetwood v Barnsley
Saturday, 20 September 2014
15:00
Colchester v Bradford  
Doncaster v Chesterfld  
Fleetwood v Bristol C  
Gillingham v Walsall  
MK Dons v Crewe  
Notts Co v Oldham  
Port Vale v Barnsley  
Preston v Crawley  
Rochdale v Coventry  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 8 11 20
2 Peterboro 8 5 16
3 Chesterfld 7 5 14
4 MK Dons 7 5 13
5 Bradford 8 2 13
6 Sheff Utd 7 2 13
7 Swindon 7 4 12
8 Coventry 8 1 12
9 Fleetwood 7 2 11
10 Gillingham 8 -1 11
11 Rochdale 8 6 10
12 Preston 7 3 10
13 Oldham 8 0 10
14 Crawley 8 -6 10
15 Notts Co 7 1 9
16 Yeovil 8 -3 9
17 Barnsley 6 1 8
18 Doncaster 7 -3 8
19 Leyton Or 7 -1 7
20 Walsall 8 -4 7
21 Scunthorpe 8 -11 7
22 Colchester 8 -4 5
23 Port Vale 8 -7 5
24 Crewe 7 -8 4

Updated Tue, 16 Sep 2014

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