Accrington Stanley V Carlisle at Store First Stadium : Match Preview

20 January 2017 10:34
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Scott Brown blow for Accrington as Carlisle visit

Accrington midfielder Scott Brown is suspended for the visit of Carlisle after an appeal against his red card at Cheltenham last weekend was rejected.

Brown will serve a four-match ban, which further stretches manager John Coleman's resources after a number of players departed in the last 10 days.

The latest to move on was midfielder Bastien Hery, who left the club in the week having failed to secure a regular first-team spot.

Coleman is keen to bring in new faces and has spoken to John O'Sullivan, who was on loan at Stanley until earlier this month, about a permanent deal after the winger had his contract cancelled at Blackburn.

Carlisle striker Jabo Ibehre could return at a ground where he was sent off after just 34 seconds last season for a rash challenge on the home side's Matty Pearson.

Ibehre missed last week's 1-1 draw with Morecambe due to a virus, but with boss Keith Curle short of firepower he is set to come straight back into the starting line-up.

The Cumbrians released Derek Asamoah this week so youth-team prospect Cameron Salkeld is expected to retain his place in the first-team squad.

Mike Jones and Danny Grainger remain on Curle's longer-term injury list.

Source: PAR