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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 Bristol City 38 83
2 Preston North End 37 73
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 38 61
6 Peterborough United 38 56
7 Barnsley 38 55
8 Rochdale 37 53
9 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
10 Fleetwood Town 38 52
11 Oldham Athletic 38 52
12 Chesterfield 37 51
13 Bradford City 36 51
14 Gillingham 38 48
15 Port Vale 38 48
16 Walsall 37 46
17 Coventry City 38 43
18 Scunthorpe United 37 43
19 Crawley Town 38 43
20 Notts County 37 42
21 Crewe Alexandra 38 42
22 Leyton Orient 37 39
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 38 33