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Brunton Park (ATT 6,766) 9th August 2014 - Kick off 15:00

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Troy Archibald-Henville: Suspended for the clash

Troy Archibald-Henville: Suspended for the clash

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Carlisle United and Luton Town at Brunton Park.

Carlisle's summer recruit Troy Archibald-Henville will miss his new club's opening game of the season against Luton through suspension.

Defender Archibald-Henville, who had a short loan spell with the Cumbrians last season, is banned for the first three games of the season, so fellow new signing Danny Grainger, Courtney Meppen-Walter and Sean O'Hanlon will contest for the two centre-half berths.

Winger David Amoo is doubtful as he recovers from an ankle injury, but otherwise manager Graham Kavanagh has a clean bill of health.

New midfielders Danny Kearns and Alex Marrow, plus fellow summer signing Stephen Elliott, signed on Thursday, are all hoping to make their competitive debuts for the club.

Luton are boosted by the return to fitness of Luke Guttridge ahead of their return to Football League action.

The midfielder, 34, last started a competitive game on March 1, scoring in a 3-0 win over Alfreton before a metatarsal injury ended his campaign. However, he has featured in Town's pre-season friendlies and played the full 90 minutes against Biggleswade Town on Monday.

"He'll come into contention," said manager John Still. "Will he start? I don't think so, but he'll probably be able to go on the bench. He's a very, very important player, he missed at the end of last season, but he's fit now."

However, the Hatters are likely to be without a quartet of midfielders for the trip to Brunton Park - Alex Lawless, Shaun Whalley, Jonathan Smith and Andy Parry are all major doubts.

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1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39