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Prenton Park (ATT 5,215) 29th March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Tranmere Tranmere Rovers vs Carlisle United Carlisle

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Last Updated: 28/03/14 4:35pm

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Ian Goodison: Available for the clash

Ian Goodison: Available for the clash

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Tranmere Rovers and Carlisle United at Prenton Park.

Tranmere are likely to be without their captain James Wallace when they host Carlisle at Prenton Park.

The midfielder's troublesome groin injury forced him off during the first half of Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Swindon.

That could leave a big gap in Rovers' engine room with ex-Wales international Jason Koumas rated very doubtful with a toe injury which forced him to miss out in midweek.

Defender Ian Goodison, 41, made his first start since November and will likely continue if loanee Stephen Arthurworrey fails to shake off a back problem.

Carlisle boss Graham Kavanagh could hand a second debut to striker Gary Madine when the Cumbrians take on Tranmere.

Madine, who left Brunton Park for Sheffield Wednesday in 2011, rejoined the club on loan in midweek and is in contention to play some part, along with on-loan midfielder Lucas Dawson, who arrived from Stoke on Thursday.

Midfielders Liam Noble (ankle) and Paul Thirlwell (calf) face late fitness tests after spells on the sidelines.

Kavanagh will be without midfielder Charni Ekangamene after he returned to parent club Manchester United in midweek.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Milton Keynes Dons 27 55
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Swindon Town 27 54
4 Preston North End 27 47
5 Chesterfield 27 39
6 Sheffield United 25 39
7 Rochdale 26 38
8 Bradford City 26 37
9 Fleetwood Town 27 37
10 Oldham Athletic 26 37
11 Peterborough United 27 37
12 Doncaster Rovers 26 36
13 Notts County 27 35
14 Port Vale 28 35
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Scunthorpe United 25 33
17 Barnsley 26 32
18 Gillingham 27 31
19 Coventry City 28 31
20 Crewe Alexandra 27 29
21 Colchester United 27 28
22 Crawley Town 28 27
23 Leyton Orient 27 26
24 Yeovil Town 28 25