Carlisle United Vs Milton Keynes Dons, Sat 21 Aug 2010
Carlisle United Vs Milton Keynes Dons: Match Preview
Carlisle manager Greg Abbott has the luxury of being able to name an unchanged side for the home clash with MK Dons.
Abbott has fielded the same starting line-up for all three of the Cumbrians` games so far this season and has no new injury or suspension problems as his side chase a second straight home league win.
Defender Danny Livesey will be sidelined until the autumn as he recovers from a groin injury - he hopes to return to training in eight weeks.
Striker Jason Price has a small muscle tear sustained in training and is expected to be sidelined for a fortnight.
Summer signing Craig Curran will again partner Gary Madine in attack, while another new acquisition, Francois Zoko, will continue his adjustment to the pace of the English game.
MK Dons boss Karl Robinson will welcome back a trio of experienced players.
Defender Mat Doumbe is available for the first time this season after completing a suspension which rolled over from the last campaign and will travel north.
And midfielder Dietmar Hamann and defender Sean O`Hanlon will both return after being rested for the Carling Cup win over Dagenham 10 days ago. The Dons had no fixture last weekend after their match with Southampton was postponed following the death of Saints chairman Markus Liebherr.
Defender Gary Mackenzie is still waiting for his debut as he recovers from an injury picked up in the summer while striker Aaron Wilbraham is out with a back problem.
Jude Stirling also misses out as he rests his groin injury and Pele begins a lay-off after pulling a thigh muscle agains the Daggers.
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