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Lowe: In contention for Owls

Lowe: In contention for Owls

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

Monday, 21 April 2014
12:15
Leyton Or v Wolves  
15:00
Crewe v Colchester  
MK Dons v Brentford  
Notts Co v Crawley  
Oldham v Coventry  
Peterboro v Carlisle  
Preston v Shrewsbury  
Rotherham v Port Vale  
Stevenage v Bristol C  
Swindon v Bradford  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 43 53 96
2 Brentford 43 30 90
3 Leyton Or 43 38 80
4 Rotherham 43 26 79
5 Preston 43 22 79
6 Peterboro 43 9 67
7 Swindon 43 6 63
8 Port Vale 43 -12 60
9 Sheff Utd 42 0 59
10 MK Dons 43 0 58
11 Walsall 43 2 57
12 Crawley 42 -4 55
13 Bradford 43 2 53
14 Bristol C 43 1 53
15 Gillingham 43 -17 51
16 Oldham 42 -10 50
17 Coventry 43 -2 49
18 Colchester 43 -12 46
19 Tranmere 43 -24 46
20 Crewe 43 -27 46
21 Carlisle 42 -26 44
22 Notts Co 43 -16 43
23 Shrewsbury 43 -16 41
24 Stevenage 43 -23 39

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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