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Brentford Vs Carlisle United, Sat 16 Jan 2010

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The defender has joined the Bees on loan from Ipswich and may come straight in as a direct replacement for his Town team-mate Pim Balkestein, who was recalled by Portman Road boss Roy Keane last month.

Alan Bennett and fit-again duo James Wilson and Mark Phillips provide other options at the back for Bees manager Andy Scott.

Striker Charlie MacDonald returns from a one-match ban and on-loan Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is fit after a back injury so Scott has a virtually full-strength squad to choose from.

First-choice keeper Nikki Bull is the only long-term absentee as he continues his recovery from a shoulder operation.

Scott Dobie is expected to replace the departed Vincent Pericard in Carlisle's starting line-up.

Former Juventus striker Pericard left Brunton Park this week after rejecting a new contract and has since joined League One rivals Swindon.

Cumbrians boss Greg Abbott is expected to hand Dobie a start in what will be his side's first League One fixture of the year due to the big freeze.

Skipper Paul Thirlwell is set to return to the starting line-up after recovering from an Achilles problem, while Marc Bridge-Wilkinson and Richard Offiong (both knee) are also back in contention.

But David Raven (hip) and Andy Cook (foot) are long-term absentees and Gavin Rothery is also set for a spell on the sidelines after undergoing a double hernia operation this week.

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