Carlisle V Leicester at Brunton Park : Match Preview

26 August 2013 02:32
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No O'Hanlon for Cumbrians

Carlisle are likely to be without central defender Sean O'Hanlon for their home Capital One Cup clash with Leicester.

O'Hanlon injured his groin in the warm-up ahead of Friday night's draw at Colchester and Paul Thirlwell stepped in to fill the gap alongside Danny Livesey.

The Cumbrians secured their first point of the season at the U's and manager Greg Abbott is not expected to make too many changes, but he also has the option of recalling either Kevin Feely or Mike Edwards.

Striker Lee Miller and Matty Robson both returned to the side on Friday and are expected to continue, as is former Crystal Palace defender Danny Butterfield, who made his debut at Colchester.

Leicester captain Wes Morgan may sit out as a precaution.

Morgan missed the Foxes' 3-2 home league win over Birmingham on Saturday with a back injury and manager Nigel Pearson looks likely to rest his centre-half for the second-round clash at Brunton Park. Fellow defender Sean St. Ledger is the only other absentee as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.

Pearson takes his Leicester side to face the club with whom he began his managerial career back in 1998.

Pearson famously helped keep the Cumbrians in the Football League on the final day of the 1998/99 season thanks to a dramatic stoppage-time winner against Plymouth from on-loan goalkeeper Jimmy Glass.

Source: PA

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