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Yeovil Town Vs Carlisle United, Sat 18 Dec 2010

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Yeovil manager Terry Skiverton welcomes back midfielder Nathan Smith from suspension for the visit of Carlisle.

Smith should return to the Glovers squad after he missed the FA Cup defeat to Hartlepool following a one-match ban for picking up five yellow cards.

Defenders Paul Huntington (rib) and Adam Virgo (knee) missed the defeat to Hartlepool after they picked up injuries in the goalless draw with Colchester and are major doubts.

Fellow defender Stefan Stam is struggling with a hamstring injury with Leicester loanee Tom Parkes and Luke Ayling likely to continue in defence if the trio fail to prove their fitness.

On-loan Ivan Sproule should return to boost Yeovil's attacking options after his parent club Bristol City refused permission for him to play in the FA Cup while striker Craig Calver impressed after coming off the bench in midweek and is pushing for a starting place.

Carlisle manager Greg Abbott could make changes to his side.

Abbott has no new injury or suspension problems but could be tempted to tinker with his line-up following last week's home defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge.

Striker Mike Grella, on loan from Leeds, could be handed a role back in the Cumbrians` starting line-up alongside Gary Madine or Francois Zoko, while winger Matty Robson is also pushing for a recall.

Defender Peter Murphy remains doubtful with a back problem while fellow centre-half Danny Livesey, yet to appear for the Cumbrians this season, is unlikely to return into contention despite being back in training following a long-term groin problem.

Another defender, Tony Kane, is not expected back in action until the new year following minor knee surgery.

Carlisle have slipped to 11th place in recent weeks are chasing their first league win in four matches.

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Terry Skiverton
Ivan Sproule
Danny Livesey
Peter Murphy
Football
Tony Kane
League One
Gary Madine
Mike Grella
Stefan Stam
Peter Murphy
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Matty Robson
Paul Huntington
FA Cup
Adam Virgo
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