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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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Sky Bet League 1

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1 Bristol City 15 33
2 Preston North End 14 31
3 Swindon Town 14 26
4 Notts County 14 26
5 Peterborough United 15 26
6 Sheffield United 14 26
7 Oldham Athletic 15 25
8 Milton Keynes Dons 13 24
9 Rochdale 14 23
10 Fleetwood Town 15 19
11 Chesterfield 15 19
12 Bradford City 15 19
13 Crawley Town 15 18
14 Colchester United 15 17
15 Barnsley 14 16
16 Port Vale 15 16
17 Coventry City 15 16
18 Walsall 15 15
19 Leyton Orient 15 15
20 Doncaster Rovers 13 15
21 Gillingham 15 14
22 Yeovil Town 15 13
23 Crewe Alexandra 15 13
24 Scunthorpe United 15 12