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Brunton Park (ATT 3,266) 26th February 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: P Tierney

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Danny Livesey: Facing a late fitness test

Danny Livesey: Facing a late fitness test

Team news for Tuesday's League One clash between Carlisle and Walsall at Brunton Park.

Carlisle pair Danny Livesey and Matty Robson are rated doubtful.

Central defender Livesey sustained a head wound in Saturday's 1-1 draw with MK Dons and was eventually forced off in the second half.

Peter Murphy replaced him for his first appearance since the beginning of January and is expected to keep his place if Livesey is not ready to return.

Winger Robson, deployed at left-back in the absence of the injured Chris Chantler - who is sidelined for the rest of the season with an ankle injury, missed out at the weekend due to a groin strain and is rated 50/50 by manager Greg Abbott.

Jordan Mustoe should continue following his arrival on loan from Wigan last week in time to make his full debut against MK Dons.

Fellow midfielder Brad Potts is pushing for a recall after being an unused substitute on Saturday due to a bruised shin.

Walsall will again assess Ben Purkiss ahead of their trip to Carlisle, with teenager Ben George once more on standby to deputise.

Purkiss, having struggled with a hamstring injury of late, travelled with the Saddlers for Saturday's goalless draw at Brentford but failed a late fitness test.

With James Chambers also missing out at Griffin Park due to an ankle problem, the right-back berth was handed to debutant George, who duly impressed.

Chambers will again sit out against the Cumbrians and should Purkiss not make it then George will be called on for his second start in four days.

The versatile Richard Taundry is expected to return to training next week following his ankle complaint.

Walsall have only lost two of their last 13 games but have now drifted nine points off the play-off places.

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