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Chris Chantler: Sidelined through injury

Chris Chantler: Sidelined through injury

Carlisle winger Andy Welsh looks set to continue in the side due to the continued absence of Chris Chantler.

Chantler, who can play at left-back or in midfield, has missed the last three games due to ankle ligament injury and Welsh has seized his chance after making his first start of the season in the recent home draw with Scunthorpe.

Welsh retained his place in last week's win at leaders Tranmere and with Matty Robson set to continue in defence, the 29-year-old should line up again in midfield.

Striker Rory Loy is hoping to retain his place up front after scoring his first goal in over a year last week following his year-long lay-off with a broken leg.

Experienced defenders Mike Edwards and Peter Murphy are pushing for recalls and teenagers Dave Symington and Mark Beck are set to resume on the substitutes' bench.

Stevenage boss Gary Smith has no new injury worries.

Defender Jon Ashton remains the only absentee after suffering an Achilles injury in training last month which required an operation and brought a premature end to his season.

Ben Chorley, who joined Boro from Leyton Orient on deadline day, will keep his place at the back.

Striker Patrick Agyemang will not be involved after he joined Portsmouth on loan.

Agyemang has slipped down the pecking order at Boro after Smith brought in Sam Hoskins and Steve Beleck to pep up his attack.

Smith could name an unchanged starting XI after they picked up a 2-0 win over Notts County last weekend.

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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  
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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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