Carlisle United Vs Walsall, Sat 5 Feb 2011

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Carlisle striker Rory Loy is pushing for his first start for the Cumbrians against Walsall.

Loy, a permanent signing from Rangers, stepped off the substitutes' bench for his debut midway through the second half of the midweek defeat at Huddersfield.

Manager Greg Abbott has no new injury or suspension worries and is unlikely to make too many changes, but midfielder Liam Noble, on loan from Sunderland, and winger Matty Robson are also hoping for more prominent roles.

Striker Paddy Madden, signed this week from Bohemians for an undisclosed fee, will not be fully fit for another fortnight and is not expected to be involved.

The Cumbrians have lost only one of their last five league games and are eight points adrift of the play-offs in 11th place.

Walsall's Jason Price is ineligible to face his parent club due to the terms of his loan.

The forward linked up with the Saddlers on an initial month-long deal last Friday and enjoyed an immediate goalscoring debut having been credited with the final goal in the 6-1 romp over Bristol Rovers.

Price also started Wednesday's 1-1 draw at Notts County but Saddlers boss Dean Smith will have to shuffle his forward line at Brunton Park.

On-loan midfielder Matt Gill was taken off at half-time at Meadow Lane when struggling with a sickness bug but should be okay for Saturday.

That just leaves striker Darren Byfield on the sidelines with his long-term knee injury. The Walsall captain is set for another appointment with a specialist but appears unlikely to be making his long-awaited return any time soon having originally targeted a late January comeback.

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