Carlisle V Stevenage at Brunton Park : Match Preview

16 April 2017 11:34

Carlisle to take on Stevenage without injured John O'Sullivan

John O'Sullivan will be unavailable for Carlisle as Keith Curle's side look to get their Sky Bet League Two play-off ambitions back on track at home to Stevenage.

The former Blackburn trainee came off with a groin complaint in the 1-1 draw with Hartlepool - a result that extended their run of only one win in their last 10 matches.

Jabo Ibehre will lead the attack after returning from injury with the Cumbrians' goal against the Pools, with Jason Kennedy pushing for a recall after recovering from a groin problem that has seen him play just once in the last three months.

Midfielder Nicky Adams is available following a hamstring injury but may not be risked while striker Shaun Miller serves the last of a four-match ban.

Stevenage boss Darren Sarll appears to have no new selection problems ahead of the long trip north.

Boro's play-off push has been dented by successive defeats, including Friday's home loss to Morecambe, and Sarll could recall experienced midfielder Michael Tonge or defender Dale Gorman if he decides to make changes.

Defender Dean Wells, who has not played since December, is back in contention for selection having been an unused substitute in the last two matches.

On-loan forwards Kaylen Hinds and Ryan Loft, who have mainly been used as substitutes, are also waiting in the wings.

Source: PAR