Carlisle boss Greg Abbott is set to make changes after a shock Carling Cup defeat when his side take on MK Dons.

Abbott admitted the 2-0 defeat against Aldershot was a "big disappointment" but he can recall several players who were unavailable for that match.

Middlesbrough loanee Lee Miller, who scored both goals in the 2-1 league win over Leyton Orient, was cup-tied for the Shots clash and should regain his place in attack.

James Tavernier was refused permission to play by parent club Newcastle but he is also likely to return, while fellow defender Lubo Michalik is still away on international duty with Slovakia.

A back injury looks set to sideline defender Peter Murphy once more and Frankie Simek is a long-term absentee.

New signings Mark Beevers and Anthony McNamee will go straight into the MK Dons squad for the trip.

Beevers has joined on-loan from League One rivals Sheffield Wednesday until the end of December and could go straight into the starting XI alongside Gary MacKenzie at the heart of the defence with Shaun Williams suspended.

Williams was sent off during the Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat to Brentford on Tuesday night. Jay O'Shea sustained an ankle injury during that game and is also ruled out.

Angelo Balanta is another who will not travel as he continues to nurse a muscle strain but Jabo Ibehre is expected to be back after missing the last two games with his muscle problem.

McNamee is likely to be on the bench along with youth goalkeeper Louis Bragg, who is set to come into the squad with Ian McLoughlin away on international duty.

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