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  • Date: Sat 22 December 2012
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: Glanford Park

Scunthorpe United vs Carlisle United

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Scunthorpe United

Carlisle United

Head to Head
Scunthorpe 09-Apr-2012
Carlisle 10-Dec-2011
Scunthorpe 14-Mar-2009
Carlisle 13-Sep-2008
Carlisle 05-May-2007
Scunthorpe 09-Dec-2006

Match Preview

Duo hopeful for Iron party

Scunthorpe pair Nathan Ellington and Josh Walker both hope to play a part in this weekend's centenary celebration game with Carlisle.

On-loan Ipswich striker Ellington, yet to score in three appearances for the Iron, has missed the last two games due to a calf strain, while midfielder Walker has been out for the same period with ankle ligament damage.

The Iron secured their first win in five league matches at Leyton Orient last week and manager Brian Laws will not want to make too many changes.

Wingers Andy Barcham and Mark Duffy supported Karl Hawley in his lone role up front for the Iron at Orient, but Laws could be ready to recall Ellington for the home encounter when a bumper home crowd hope to mark 100 years as a professional football club with victory.

Centre-half David Mirfin remains sidelined with a knee ligament injury as Scunthorpe look to climb out of the bottom three with a fourth win in eight league matches.

Carlisle will be without striker Joe Garner for the trip.

The striker has returned to parent club Watford, although the Cumbrians want to make Garner a permanent signing in the January transfer window

However, on Saturday, Danny Cadamarteri and teenager Mark Beck will be vying for a recall to the starting line-up alongside Lee Miller.

Miller only returned from a five-month injury lay-off due to hernia and ankle injuries in last week's 2-1 defeat at Shrewsbury and manager Greg Abbott is hoping he is OK to continue.

Defender Valentin Gjokaj has been recalled by parent club Derby and Peter Murphy is still recovering from a hernia operation, so Mike Edwards and Danny Livesey are expected to continue at the heart of defence.

Midfielder James Berrett is making steady progress following a groin problem, which has kept him sidelined for the last three matches and striker Rory Loy (broken leg) is not yet ready as the Cumbrians look to bounce back from three straight league defeats.

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Sky Bet League One table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Sheff Utd 39 30 79
2 Bolton 39 28 75
3 Fleetwood Town 39 19 69
4 Bradford 39 16 66
5 Scunthorpe 39 20 64
6 Southend 39 13 63
7 Millwall 38 8 60
8 Rochdale 38 6 57
9 Bristol Rovers 40 -1 57
10 Oxford Utd 39 5 56

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