Carlisle v Yeovil preview

Date published: Friday 22nd March 2013 2:36

Carlisle’s latest signing Mathieu Manset is hoping international clearance issues will be resolved in time for him to make his debut against the Glovers.

The ex-Reading forward had hoped to be involved in last week’s defeat at Leyton Orient, but former club FC Sion have so far refused to hand over his registration.

Scottish striker Lee Miller is available again after sitting out a three-game ban for his recent red card at Notts County and is hoping to go straight back into the starting line-up.

The Cumbrians will be without suspended goalkeeper Mark Gillespie following his dismissal for two yellow cards in midweek, so Adam Collin will make his first start since early December.

Manager Greg Abbott has hinted he may go without a substitute goalkeeper on the bench as the Cumbrians chase only their second win in nine league matches.

Yeovil will be without captain Jamie McAllister when they make the long trip to Carlisle looking to get back to winning ways.

Glovers boss Gary Johnson was disappointed with his side’s display in their televised 2-0 defeat to Swindon on Tuesday night, a performance which deteriorated after the loss of their captain.

McAllister, who had been having painkilling injections in his ankle in recent matches, limped off four minutes after half-time but he had already picked up his 10th booking of the season which rules him out of Yeovil’s next two matches.

“We had to give him a rest anyway, he had been having these injections and we knew we would have to give him a rest for the next couple of games and he has that anyway now with the 10th yellow card,” Johnson said.

“We will have to deal without him which is a shame as without him we don’t seem half the team.”

One player who will now walk a disciplinary tightrope is Byron Webster who looks likely to feature despite being on nine yellow cards, one away from joining his captain in the stands.

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Carlisle v Yeovil preview

Date published: Friday 24th February 2012 12:07

Carlisle striker Lee Miller is expected to go straight back into the starting line-up following suspension.

The Scot has missed the last three games after his recent dismissal at Hartlepool and Greg Abbott’s side have struggled to maintain their momentum in his absence, going down 4-0 at Brentford on Monday.

Abbott has no new injury or suspension problems, but may make several other changes as he bids to get his side’s play-off bid back on track.

Central defender Lubo Michalik has struggled for his best form in recent weeks and could make way for Danny Livesey, who replaced the Slovakia international early in the second half on Monday.

Left-back Matty Robson is not ready to return following a back problem, so Ben Parker, on loan from Leeds, is likely to start in his last match before returning to his parent club.

Winger Andy Welsh and left-sided defender/midfielder Chris Chantler are pushing for recalls and striker Paddy Madden has given Abbott plenty to think about with his display against Brentford.

Yeovil are bolstered by the loan signings of Middlesbrough duo Jonathan Grounds and Jonathan Franks.

With captain Paul Huntington serving the final game of a four-match suspension, Grounds could either deputise in the heart of defence or provide cover for unfit full-back Kelly Youga.

Recent signing Richard Hinds remains an option in the backline and the defensive reshuffle could free up assistant manager Nathan Jones to return to the touchline after a successful stint at left-back.

Forward Franks is the likely replacement for Kieran Agard, who begins a three-match ban following his dismissal in last weekend’s 3-2 victory over Colchester.

Gary Johnson has also added former Chelsea midfielder Michael Woods to his squad on non-contract terms.

On-loan Reading teenager Lawson D’Ath has made a positive impact in the Glovers side, scoring in the win over the U’s, and should keep his place in midfield.

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Carlisle v Yeovil preview

Date published: Friday 6th May 2011 3:00

Carlisle could field an unchanged line-up for the sixth successive match in their final game.

Manager Greg Abbott has enjoyed an injury-free run-in and has no new problems or suspension worries as his side look to finish in the top half of the table.

Central defender Danny Livesey replaced Lubo Michalik during last week’s 3-0 defeat at Dagenham & Redbridge and will be hoping to have impressed sufficiently to win a recall to the starting line-up, while strikers Paddy Madden and Rory Loy are also in contention.

On-loan Stoke winger Ben Marshall is sidelined with a season-ending ankle ligament injury, but will return to Brunton Park as a spectator to bid the fans farewell.

Abbott’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy winners are already one point ahead of last season’s tally of 58 and could squeeze into the top 10 with victory.

Yeovil manager Terry Skiverton will have captain Paul Huntington back.

Centre-back Huntington returns after sitting out the last two games due to the ban he received for his second sending off the season in the 2-2 draw with Bournemouth on April 23.

However, it remains to be seen if Huntington regains his place in the starting line-up with Skiverton hinting that he could stick with the same side that started the impressive 4-2 win over Colchester, the Glovers’ biggest win of the season, last week.

That would mean Town again going for a 3-5-2 formation with Luke Ayling partnering Nathan Smith and Max Ehmer in a three-man backline.

Yeovil have no new injury problems but Andy Williams (ankle ligaments) remains missing as does fellow striker Sam Williams who has an unspecified injury.

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