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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

Sky Bet League 1
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1 Bristol City 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16