Alan Sheehan has put himself in contention for Swindon's home clash against Carlisle.

The on-loan Leeds defender has been out of action for five weeks with the hamstring injury he sustained against Gillingham but he has returned to full training this week.

Whether he starts against the Cumbrians remains to be seen but he is in line to play some part as the Robins look to extend their 10-match unbeaten run in League One.

Cameroon-born striker Vincent Pericard is preparing to come up against the team he left last month in order to sign for Swindon, although he will most likely have to settle for a place on the bench.

David Lucas recovered from a groin problem to take his place between the sticks for last weekend`s 2-2 draw at Huddersfield and, despite being at fault for the opener, contributed with a superb performance that will see him keep the number one spot.

New loan signing Matt Ritchie is still waiting to make his debut following his arrival from Portsmouth.

Carlisle will assess the fitness of Scott Dobie ahead of the game.

The striker was forced off with a toe injury after 57 minutes of Tuesday's 2-1 defeat by Huddersfield but, after successfully getting through training since, the club are hopeful he will be able to figure.

Danny Livesey is expected to retain his place in the starting line-up after recovering from the calf knock that he sustained against the Terriers.

Joe Anyinsah had an injection on a groin problem last week but was fit enough to come off the bench to score in midweek, so is likely to retain his place in the squad.

Long-term absentees David Raven (hip), Andy Cook (foot), and Gavin Rothery (double hernia) remain sidelined.

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