Raven doubt ahead of Addicks clash

Carlisle manager Greg Abbott will check on the fitness of defender David Raven ahead of Saturday's League One visit of high-flying Charlton.

Last Updated: 30/10/09 at 14:03

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Raven has not played since the 4-2 win over Macclesfield in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on October 6 because of a hip injury and he will be assessed ahead of the game.

Regardless of Raven's fitness, manager Greg Abbott may again opt to field a reshuffled back four against Phil Parkinson's men.

Ian Harte has been switched from the left-back slot to play at centre-half, while Richard Keogh has moved from the middle to play at right-back, with Evan Horwood playing on the left.

The move proved successful as United ended a seven-game winless run against Southend last weekend and Abbott could go with the same style against the Addicks.

Striker Richard Offiong (hamstring) is a doubt for the Cumbrians, while skipper Paul Thirlwell (Achilles) and teenager Simon Lakeland (knee) are out.

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League One Fixtures

Tuesday, 16 September 2014
19:45
Colchester v Sheff Utd
Doncaster v Crawley
Gillingham v Peterboro
MK Dons v Bradford
Notts Co v Leyton Or
Port Vale v Bristol C
Preston v Chesterfld
Rochdale v Walsall
Scunthorpe v Coventry
Swindon v Oldham

Sky Bet League 1

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

Updated Sat, 13 Sep 2014

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