Carlisle V Walsall at Brunton Park : Match Preview

17 April 2014 12:01
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Berrett boost for Cumbrians

Carlisle midfielder James Berrett will return to contention for the home game against Walsall following suspension.

Berrett sat out last week's 6-1 defeat at Preston due to his dismissal in the recent win against Swindon, but skipper Paul Thirlwell, Sean O'Hanlon and Pascal Chimbonda are all doubtful.

Midfielder Thirlwell and defender Chimbonda are both nursing calf injuries and centre-half O'Hanlon has a groin injury.

Striker Lee Miller (stomach muscle) and left-back Matty Robson (back) returned to action when stepping off the bench last week and are hoping for bigger roles as the Cumbrians bid to climb out of the bottom four.

Forward Milan Lalkovic could miss Walsall's trip through injury.

Lalkovic sat out last weekend's defeat to Bristol City with a hamstring problem, on the opposite leg to the one which forced him to miss games recently, and will be assessed ahead of kick-off.

Craig Westcarr will also watch from the sidelines once again as he completes his three-match ban.

Saddlers boss Dean Smith has no other selection issues and could hand teenager Amadou Bakayoko his full debut with only a top-half finish to fight for.

Source: PA