Brentford v Carlisle preview

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Brentford and Carlisle at Griffin Park.

Last Updated: 30/08/13 at 12:38   

Jake Bidwell: Set to miss out

Jake Bidwell: Set to miss out

Brentford have a host of injury concerns ahead of this weekend's home fixture.

Left-back Jake Bidwell is set to miss out with an ankle injury and striker Will Grigg is struggling with a hamstring problem.

The Bees also lost on-loan Sunderland forward Conor McAleny to a broken leg last weekend while goalkeeper Richard Lee (shoulder) and midfielder Jonathan Douglas (knee) are still recovering from operations.

Boss Uwe Rosler will recall the likes of goalkeeper David Button, defenders Tony Craig, Harlee Dean and Shaleum Logan, midfielders Alan McCormack and Adam Forshaw and striker Clayton Donaldson after making 10 changes for the 5-0 Capital One Cup defeat at Derby in midweek.

The Cumbrians must look to tighten up the Football League's most leaky defence without injured centre-half Sean O'Hanlon again.

The Cumbrians have conceded 22 goals in six matches this season, but under-fire manager Greg Abbott has few options following the 5-2 Capital One Cup defeat to Leicester in midweek.

O'Hanlon is still struggling with the groin injury he sustained in the warm-up ahead of last Friday's draw at Colchester and midfielder Paul Thirlwell stepped in alongside Danny Livesey at the heart of defence.

Abbott, who has no new injury or suspension problems, could be tempted to recall either Mike Edwards or Kevin Feely to his back line as his side chase their first league win of the season.

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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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014

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