Carlisle v Cambridge preview
Last Updated: 23/03/18 10:41am
Carlisle are hoping to have Jamal Campbell-Ryce available for their League Two clash with Cambridge.
The experienced winger has missed the last two matches with a calf injury but returned to training last week and is expected to be added to the squad. Carlisle will, though, be without both Reggie Lambe and Kris Twardek, who are away with their national teams. Lambe is on duty with Bermuda while Twardek is at a training camp with the Canada squad.
The Cumbrians will hope to get back to winning ways after their late push for the play-offs suffered a blow last weekend when Crawley fought back from two goals down to take a point.
Barry Corr and Piero Mingoia have both returned to training with Cambridge, although this match will come too soon. Both players have been sidelined with groin injuries - Corr for five weeks and Mingoia since December - and caretaker manager Joe Dunne hopes they can take part in a training match next week.
Cambridge otherwise have a clean bill of health but Dunne could make changes after his side made it four games without a win by losing to Swindon last weekend. United sit firmly in mid-table, 11 points below the play-off places in 14th position.
Carlisle haven't completed a league double over Cambridge since the 1996/97 season.
The U's are unbeaten in their last six league visits to Brunton Park (W3 D3).
Carlisle are currently enjoying a run of six league games without defeat (W4 D2), their joint-longest such streak this season (also six ending in November).
Since a run of three consecutive wins in February, Cambridge have won none of their last four in League Two (D2 L2).
While Carlisle have conceded a league-high nine penalties in League Two this season, just three have been scored (33%), the lowest proportion in the division.