Select a Team

Sky Bet League 1

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

Carlisle Carlisle United vs Milton Keynes Dons MK Dons

Carlisle 3

L Miller (38)
B Potts (43)
D Amoo (59)

ft

Carlisle v MK Dons preview

Last Updated: 27/01/14 4:33pm

  • Share:
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.

  • Share:

Matches

Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 93
2 Brentford 42 87
3 Leyton Orient 42 80
4 Rotherham United 42 79
5 Preston North End 42 79
6 Peterborough United 42 67
7 Swindon Town 42 60
8 Milton Keynes Dons 42 58
9 Port Vale 42 57
10 Walsall 42 56
11 Sheffield United 41 56
12 Crawley Town 41 52
13 Bradford City 42 50
14 Bristol City 42 50
15 Coventry City 42 49
16 Gillingham 42 48
17 Oldham Athletic 41 47
18 Colchester United 42 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 42 46
20 Notts County 42 43
21 Carlisle United 41 43
22 Crewe Alexandra 42 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 42 41
24 Stevenage 42 39