Carlisle's deadline day loan signings Lubo Michalik and Ben Marshall are both in contention to start in the home clash with Swindon.

The Cumbrians swooped for Leeds defender Michalik as a direct replacement for Ian Harte, who sealed a permanent move to Reading on Tuesday, while Stoke teenager Marshall gives manager Greg Abbott extra options up front.

Abbott has also been boosted by the return to full training of forward Jason Price, who is hoping to make his first appearance of the season following a muscle tear.

Defender Danny Livesey remains sidelined due to his long-term groin injury, but has returned to light training and hopes to be back in action in the autumn.

Carlisle remain unbeaten in the league with two home wins and lie third in the table.

Swindon captain Jonathan Douglas should be fit despite limping out Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie.

The midfielder was forced off after just 22 minutes in the 3-0 win over Southampton due to tight hamstrings but has recovered sufficiently for the weekend clash.

Swindon's midfield will also be boosted by the return of David Prutton following a one-match ban.

Defender Alan Sheehan looks set to make his debut as he goes straight into the squad after joining on a one-year deal, following the termination of his contract with Leeds.

The midweek win saw a number of players push their causes for a starting place when the Robins return to league action, with Michael Timlin, Simon Ferry and Callum Kennedy all impressing.

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