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Ryan Lowe and Keith Treacy will both return to contention.

Striker Lowe missed last weekend's draw at Colchester due to a groin injury, while winger Treacy was sidelined through illness.

Defender Daniel Jones, on the substitutes' bench at Colchester, and skipper Rob Jones, left out altogether for the last three games, could be recalled to the starting line-up as both Julian Bennett (knock) and Reda Johnson (thigh) are both out.

Miguel Llera, who has scored in the last three matches, is expected to continue alongside Danny Batth in central defence.

Gary Madine is expected to resume his partnership with on-loan Newcastle striker Nile Ranger against his former club, although Chris O'Grady is pushing for a recall.

Manager Dave Jones has no other injury or suspension worries as the Owls bid to close the four-point gap on second-placed Sheffield United.

Carlisle's teenage striker Mark Beck could be handed a bigger role after a late cameo role in midweek.

The League One play-off chasing Cumbrians have failed to score in their last three matches since leading goalscorer Lee Miller was ruled out for the rest of the season with a groin injury, so manager Greg Abbott could give Beck more game time.

The 18-year-old made his debut as an 81st-minute substitute in last week's home defeat to Charlton and appeared for the final two minutes at Stevenage.

Experienced midfielder Paul Thirlwell is pushing for a place in Abbott's side after returning to the bench on Tuesday night. He has missed the last 11 matches due to a calf injury.

Right-back Frank Simek will be lining up against his former club, but left-backs Chris Chantler (hamstring) and Matty Robson (back) remain sidelined.

The Cumbrians are in eighth place, one point behind sixth-placed Notts County with three games remaining.

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League One Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
Barnsley v Bristol C  
Coventry v Peterboro  
Crewe v Sheff Utd  
Doncaster v MK Dons  
Gillingham v Crawley  
Oldham v Bradford  
Port Vale v Leyton Or  
Preston v Fleetwood  
Scunthrpe v Notts Co  
Swindon v Colchester  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 14 15 32
2 Peterboro 14 8 26
3 Preston 12 12 25
4 MK Dons 12 12 23
5 Notts Co 13 8 23
6 Sheff Utd 13 3 23
7 Swindon 12 10 22
8 Oldham 14 5 22
9 Rochdale 13 8 20
10 Chesterfld 13 3 19
11 Fleetwood 14 2 19
12 Bradford 14 0 19
13 Crawley 14 -10 17
14 Colchester 14 -1 16
15 Leyton Or 13 0 15
16 Barnsley 13 -2 15
17 Doncaster 12 -8 14
18 Port Vale 14 -6 13
19 Gillingham 14 -7 13
20 Coventry 14 -8 13
21 Yeovil 14 -11 13
22 Crewe 14 -18 13
23 Walsall 14 -4 12
24 Scunthrpe 14 -11 12

Updated Tue, 21 Oct 2014

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