Carlisle United Vs Leeds United, Tue 13 Apr 2010

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Carlisle manager Greg Abbott will hand a late fitness test to on-loan striker Jason Price ahead of the home clash with Leeds.

Price, who has scored twice in six appearances for the Cumbrians since arriving from Millwall last month, is nursing a strained hamstring and rated doubtful.

Midfielder Marc Bridge-Wilkinson missed out on Saturday with a cricked neck, but returned to training on Monday and could return.

Abbott has no new injury or suspension problems, but defenders Danny Livesey (hamstring) and Peter Murphy (knock) are still struggling and Kevan Hurst (knee), Joe Anyinsah (double hernia) and Andy Cook (foot) all remain sidelined.

Defender David Raven returned to the substitutes' bench on Saturday after a long-term hip injury and is hoping to make his first appearance since early October.

Leeds manager Simon Grayson must decide whether to retain leading goalscorer Jermaine Beckford up front.

Beckford has fired 27 goals this season, but has failed to hit the target in his last five matches and was booed off by some fans at Elland Road on Saturday when replaced by Luciano Becchio in the second half.

Becchio and fellow striker Max Gradel went on to score for Leeds and Grayson could be tempted to take Beckford out of the spotlight.

Leeds will definitely be without midfielder Bradley Johnson, who received his 10th booking of the season in Saturday's home win over Southend and will now sit out a two-game ban.

Defender Ben Parker is pushing for a return to the starting line-up following long-term injury and Sanchez Watt, on loan from Arsenal, is hoping for a bigger role after two late substitute appearances.

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Danny Livesey
Peter Murphy
Andy Cook
Bradley Johnson
Jason Price
League One
Sanchez Watt
Southend United
David Raven
Marc Bridge-Wilkinson
Joe Anyinsah
Peter Murphy
Ben Parker
Carlisle United
Jermaine Beckford
Kevan Hurst
Leeds United
Luciano Becchio
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