Cambridge v Carlisle preview
Last Updated: 07/09/18 11:07am
Cambridge captain Greg Taylor is expected to return from a hamstring injury in the League Two clash with Carlisle.
Defender Taylor made his comeback from a hamstring injury in Tuesday's Checkatrade Trophy loss to Southend, which also featured the return of Paul Lewis from a hamstring problem.
Midfielder Lewis is also set to be in the squad, but Harrison Dunk is again doubtful. Striker Barry Corr is also a major doubt.
Striker Hallam Hope could be absent for Carlisle after being called up to play for Barbados. Midfielder Adam Campbell is available after being ineligible to feature against parent club Morecambe in the Checkatrade Trophy.
Boss John Sheridan could make changes to his league side after being impressed by the likes of George Glendon, Jerry Yates and Liam McCarron in the midweek win. Goalkeeper Joe Fryer (broken leg) and left-back Danny Grainger (calf) are out.
Cambridge were on a 12-match unbeaten run against the Cumbrians between December 1998 and March 2017 (W6 D6) but are winless in their previous two.
Carlisle won on their last visit to the Abbey Stadium (2-1, August 2017), ending a six-game winless streak on the road at Cambridge (D3 L3).
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Cambridge have lost each of their last three home games in all competitions; they last suffered four consecutive defeats on home soil whilst competing in the Football League in April 1996.
Carlisle United have lost two of their three away league games this season (W1), as many as their final 10 of 2017-18 combined.
Cambridge United manager Joe Dunne is unbeaten in his five Football League matches against Carlisle (W3 D2).