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Brunton Park (ATT 3,007) 28th January 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Carlisle Carlisle United vs Milton Keynes Dons MK Dons

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Michael Drennan: Hoping for first start

Michael Drennan: Hoping for first start

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

Carlisle's teenage loan signing Michael Drennan is hoping to make his first start for the club.

Republic of Ireland Under-19 international Drennan stepped off the substitutes' bench in the weekend defeat to Colchester after arriving from Aston Villa in a month-long deal last week.

Defenders Conor Townsend (foot) and Chris Chantler (ankle) remain sidelined, while the Cumbrians will also be without influential centre-half Max Ehmer, who has been recalled by parent club QPR.

Boss Graham Kavanagh is short on defenders as Danny Livesey is struggling with a calf injury, while midfielder Paul Thirlwell is still out with a similar problem. Carlisle have lost five of their last six matches.

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson hopes teenager Dele Alli is fit for the trip.

Alli came off in the Dons' last game six days ago at Crewe after complaining of a tight calf. The 17-year-old's withdrawal was a precautionary measure and there is a strong chance that he will have recovered in time for Tuesday night's game.

The Milton Keynes club are in talks with West Ham about bringing Jordan Spence back on loan to fill the void left by Shaun Williams' departure to Millwall.

If Robinson does not do a deal for Spence in time then Tom Flanagan will step in at centre-half.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19