Colchester v Carlisle preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Colchester and Carlisle at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

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Heath (r): Misses out for Colchester

Heath (r): Misses out for Colchester

Colchester boss Joe Dunne will likely keep faith with the same XI who ended Stevenage's unbeaten record.

The U's got back to winning ways with an impressive 1-0 success over Boro last weekend and, with no major new injury or suspension problems, Dunne is set to see no need for change.

Defender Matt Heath was an unused substitute but he will miss out against the Cumbrians having picked up a hamstring injury.

Returning midfielder John-Joe O'Toole (groin) bagged a brace in a 2-1 friendly win over West Ham on Tuesday, but manager Dunne feels he needs another week of training under his belt before a first-team comeback.

Fellow midfielder Kem Izzet (hip) also continues to miss out while striker Clinton Morrison serves the second game of his three-match suspension.

Carlisle striker Danny Cadamarteri will return to contention for the game.

The former Everton forward missed the midweek draw at Bury due to a groin strain, but is expected to return to the starting line-up alongside Joe Garner, whose loan spell from Sunderland was extended this week.

Teenager Dave Symington recovered from shingles to step off the substitutes' bench on Tuesday and is also back in contention, but fellow winger Jon-Paul McGovern is set to miss out again due to the hernia problem that has forced him to miss the last three matches.

Abbott has no new injury or suspension problems, but forward Lee Miller remains sidelined with a long-term ankle injury.

Defenders Alessio Bugno and Danny Livesey, midfielder Brad Potts and teenage striker Mark Beck all had midweek run-outs in the Cumberland Cup win over Longtown and are pushing for a place in Greg Abbott's starting line-up.

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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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