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Team news ahead of Tuesday night's League One clash between Carlisle United and Doncaster Rovers at Brunton Park.

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Sean McGinty: Could make his debut for Carlisle

Sean McGinty: Could make his debut for Carlisle

Carlisle manager Greg Abbott could be ready to make changes after his side's 4-1 thumping at home by Leyton Orient on Saturday.

Abbott resisted the temptation to throw on-loan teenager Sean McGinty in at the deep end at the weekend, but may hand the Manchester United centre-half his debut for the Cumbrians in place of either Peter Murphy or Mike Edwards.

Fellow central defender Danny Livesey has missed the last three games due to a hand injury, while midfielder Paul Thirlwell has been sidelined for the last four with an ankle problem and both remain doubtful.

But winger Matty Robson (back) could return to the starting line-up after returning to action off the substitutes' bench against Orient.

Abbott has been dealt a further injury blow with the news that striker Danny Cadamarteri, who missed out at the weekend with a groin problem, will be sidelined for another fortnight.

Lee Miller is not yet ready for first-team action after spending more than eight months out with hernia and ankle injuries, and fellow forward Rory Loy is still in rehabilitation after breaking his leg.

Doncaster are likely to have an unchanged squad.

Paul Quinn was left out against Portsmouth on Saturday due to injury and the right-back is set to remain sidelined while he undergoes further tests on the problem.

Rovers boss Dean Saunders has the likes of defender Shelton Martis, midfielders David Syers and Michael Woods, and forwards Chris Brown and Robbie Blake available should he wish to make any changes to his starting line-up.

Skipper Rob Jones made a telling return to the side in the 1-0 win at Portsmouth and showed no ill-effects after being knocked unconscious in his last game.

"I can't speak highly enough of him," said Saunders about the defender. "He's done brilliantly since he's been here and got us so many points on his own and he drives the rest of them on."

Meanwhile, results of a second scan on Jamie McCombe's back have revealed the hairline fracture of his spine has healed so he can step up his recovery.

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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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