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Brunton Park (ATT 4,919) 3rd September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Clattenburg

Carlisle Carlisle United vs Milton Keynes Dons MK Dons

Carlisle 1

L Miller (52)

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MK Dons 3

C MacDonald (45+1)
D Bowditch (47)
D Lewington (62)

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Last Updated: 02/09/11 1:45pm

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Miller: In for the Cumbrians

Miller: In for the Cumbrians

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Carlisle and Milton Keynes Dons at Brunton Park.

Carlisle boss Greg Abbott is set to make changes to his squad after a shock Carling Cup defeat.

Abbott admitted the 2-0 defeat against Aldershot was a "big disappointment" but he can recall several players who were unavailable for that match.

Middlesbrough loanee Lee Miller, who scored both goals in the 2-1 league win over Leyton Orient, was cup-tied for the Shots clash and should regain his place in attack.

James Tavernier was refused permission to play by parent club Newcastle but he is also likely to return, while fellow defender Lubo Michalik is still away on international duty with Slovakia.

A back injury looks set to sideline defender Peter Murphy once more and Frankie Simek is a long-term absentee.

Meanwhile New signings Mark Beevers and Anthony McNamee will go straight into the MK Dons squad.

Beevers has joined on-loan from League One rivals Sheffield Wednesday until the end of December and could go straight into the starting XI alongside Gary MacKenzie at the heart of the defence with Shaun Williams suspended.

Williams was sent off during the Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat to Brentford on Tuesday night. Jay O'Shea sustained an ankle injury during that game and is also ruled out.

Angelo Balanta is another who will not travel as he continues to nurse a muscle strain but Jabo Ibehre is expected to be back after missing the last two games with his muscle problem.

McNamee is likely to be on the bench along with youth goalkeeper Louis Bragg, who is set to come into the squad with Ian McLoughlin away on international duty.

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1 Bristol City 32 67
2 Milton Keynes Dons 32 62
3 Swindon Town 32 60
4 Preston North End 31 59
5 Sheffield United 31 52
6 Bradford City 31 45
7 Doncaster Rovers 32 45
8 Fleetwood Town 32 44
9 Oldham Athletic 31 43
10 Chesterfield 32 42
11 Gillingham 32 42
12 Port Vale 32 42
13 Rochdale 30 41
14 Walsall 32 41
15 Peterborough United 32 41
16 Barnsley 32 41
17 Scunthorpe United 31 40
18 Notts County 31 38
19 Crewe Alexandra 32 38
20 Colchester United 32 34
21 Coventry City 31 33
22 Crawley Town 32 33
23 Leyton Orient 31 32
24 Yeovil Town 32 29