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Carlisle manager Greg Abbott is considering handing teenagers David Symington and Mark Beck their first starts for the club.

The youngsters have featured regularly off the substitutes' bench for the Cumbrians this season and Abbott is still without injured striker Lee Miller (knee).

Midfielder Liam Noble will sit out the second of his three-game ban following his dismissal in the recent Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat to Preston.

Defender Danny Livesey remains doubtful due to the hamstring strain that has seen him miss the last four matches, while Abbott must decide whether to recall Adam Collin in goal or stick with youngster Mark Gillespie, who has started the last two matches.

Abbott has no new injury or suspension problems as his side chase their third league win of the season.

Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio may welcome back Troy Archibald-Henville to his squad.

The defender is closing in on a return to the Italian's starting XI after a knee injury but faces a late fitness test.

Matt Ritchie and James Collins both returned last weekend for the defeat to Leyton Orient and are expected to continue having come through the match unscathed.

Summer signing Gary Roberts is close to full fitness but may not be risked against the Cumbrians.

The midfielder is yet to make his debut for the Robins after suffering a leg injury in pre-season.

But now the former Huddersfield man is less than a fortnight away meaning Di Canio's side are almost back to full strength as they bid to end a three-match losing streak.

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League One Fixtures

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
19:45
Chesterfld v Swindon  
Leyton Or v Preston  
Saturday, 01 November 2014
15:00
Bradford v Doncaster  
Bristol C v Oldham  
Chesterfld v Yeovil  
Colchester v Port Vale  
Crawley v Crewe  
Fleetwood v Gillingham  
Leyton Or v Coventry  
MK Dons v Swindon  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 15 15 33
2 Preston 13 13 28
3 Notts Co 14 9 26
4 Peterboro 15 7 26
5 Sheff Utd 14 4 26
6 Oldham 15 6 25
7 MK Dons 13 12 24
8 Rochdale 14 11 23
9 Swindon 13 10 23
10 Chesterfld 14 2 19
11 Fleetwood 15 1 19
12 Bradford 15 -1 19
13 Crawley 15 -10 18
14 Colchester 15 -1 17
15 Barnsley 14 -2 16
16 Port Vale 15 -3 16
17 Coventry 15 -7 16
18 Leyton Or 14 -3 15
19 Walsall 15 -3 15
20 Doncaster 13 -8 15
21 Gillingham 15 -7 14
22 Yeovil 15 -14 13
23 Crewe 15 -19 13
24 Scunthrpe 15 -12 12

Updated Sat, 25 Oct 2014

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