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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 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
5 Sheffield United 33 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30