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Tootle: Poised to make his first start of the season

Tootle: Poised to make his first start of the season

Carlisle midfielder James Berrett will miss the home game through suspension.

Berrett received his fifth yellow card of the season in Saturday's home draw with Swindon and is therefore sidelined with a one-game ban.

Fellow midfielder Liam Noble sits out the last of his three-match suspension, leaving skipper Paul Thirlwell as manager Greg Abbott's only recognised central midfielder, so full-back Chris Chantler is expected to fill in.

Abbott could opt to hand David Symington his first start, while another teenager, striker Mark Beck, is pressing for a full debut after another appearance off the bench at the weekend.

Danny Livesey replaced Mike Edwards in central defence against Swindon and is pushing for a start, while striker Jake Jervis, on loan from Birmingham, is expected to resume alongside Danny Cadamarteri after scoring twice.

Goalkeeper Mark Gillespie is likely to continue at the expense of Adam Collin after a fine display on Saturday, while forward Lee Miller (knee) remains a long-term absentee.

Matt Tootle is poised to make his first start of the season when Crewe travel to Carlisle.

Hip and groin problems hindered Tootle at the start of the campaign but boss Steve Davis is expected to name him at Brunton Park in place of the suspended Chuks Aneke.

On-loan Arsenal youngster Aneke saw his full Alex debut turn sour against Stevenage at the weekend when he was dismissed for a two-footed challenge.

On Monday Davis retracted his post-match intention to appeal the decision and told the Railwaymen's official website: "His two feet do leave the floor and it was a straight red card. The referee made the right decision and Chuks will have to learn his lesson quickly.

"It was a rush of blood from him and he has to learn from it."

Elsewhere, Mathias Pogba (knee) is closing in on a return to training but the game comes too soon for him while fellow forward Michael West (Achilles) also remains on the sidelines.

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League One Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Brentford v Preston
Bristol C v Notts Co
Carlisle v Walsall
Colchester v Oldham
Coventry v Swindon
Crawley v Leyton Or
Gillingham v Tranmere
Port Vale v MK Dons
Shrewsbury v Crewe
Wolves v Rotherham

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 42 51 93
2 Brentford 42 29 87
3 Leyton Or 42 39 80
4 Rotherham 42 28 79
5 Preston 42 23 79
6 Peterboro 42 10 67
7 Swindon 42 5 60
8 MK Dons 42 1 58
9 Port Vale 42 -13 57
10 Walsall 42 2 56
11 Sheff Utd 41 -1 56
12 Crawley 41 -5 52
13 Bradford 42 1 50
14 Bristol C 42 0 50
15 Coventry 42 -1 49
16 Gillingham 42 -19 48
17 Oldham 41 -11 47
18 Colchester 42 -11 46
19 Tranmere 42 -22 46
20 Notts Co 42 -15 43
21 Carlisle 41 -26 43
22 Crewe 42 -29 43
23 Shrewsbury 42 -14 41
24 Stevenage 42 -22 39

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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