Carlisle pair Ben Marshall and Jason Price will return to the squad for Friday's home league clash with Bristol Rovers.

Marshall and Price, both on loan, were ineligible for last weekend's Johnstone's Paint Trophy final defeat to Southampton after appearing for Northampton and Millwall respectively earlier in the competition, but will give manager Greg Abbott more options.

The Cumbrians will be without defender Danny Livesey, who failed a late fitness test on a troublesome hamstring the day before Sunday's 4-1 cup final defeat, so Peter Murphy is expected to continue in central defence.

Striker Joe Anyinsah returned to the substitutes' bench on Sunday after a six-week lay-off due to a double hernia problem and came through the final 30 minutes unscathed.

Kevan Hurst (knee) and Andy Cook (foot) remain sidelined and although David Raven (hip) has returned to full training he lacks match fitness.

Bristol Rovers will be without Byron Anthony.

The defender picked up his 10th booking of the season in last weekend's 4-3 win over Southend and will begin a two-match suspension, so Carl Regan could deputise in his absence.

Midfielder Mark Wright had previously picked up a groin problem but was able to train on Thursday and is expected to be fit enough to play as the Pirates, who are seven points away from the top six, look to maintain their slim play-off hopes with a third successive win.

Manager Paul Trollope told Press Association Sport: "We'll approach it like any other game. It's the next game so it's a game we want to win.

"We had a good win at Yeovil in our last away game and we want to continue the form we showed that day and look for another away victory."

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