Carlisle vs Forest Green preview
Last Updated: 23/11/18 12:26pm
Carlisle could be boosted by the return of Kelvin Etuhu and Tom Parkes for the home clash with Forest Green.
Midfielder Etuhu has missed the Cumbrians' last four matches in all competitions with a hamstring injury but resumed training this week.
Central defender Parkes has been sidelined for seven games with his own hamstring problem but boss John Sheridan confirmed he could "possibly" be involved. Skipper Danny Grainger will continue to be monitored after he missed the 4-0 win over Swindon with a calf injury.
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Forest Green boss Mark Cooper is confident his injured list will soon start to shrink, but not in time for the trip to Brunton Park. Cooper revealed that midfielder Dayle Grubb "might have a chance" of overcoming a hamstring injury to feature.
However, the defensive duo of Liam Shephard and Lee Collins remain sidelined.
This will be just the third meeting between Carlisle United and Forest Green Rovers in the Football League, with Carlisle winning both home and away last season by a 1-0 scoreline.
Carlisle ended a run of five straight home defeats without a goal beating Newport 3-2 in their last home league game - the Cumbrians will be looking to win back to back league games on home soil for only the second time this season.
Forest Green Rovers have lost back to back league games for the first time this season - they last lost three on the bounce back in March.
Forest Green Rovers have lost 15 points from winning positions in League Two this season - only Notts County (16) have lost more.
Carlisle have just eight different goal scorers in League Two so far this season (excluding own goals) - only Tranmere (7) have had fewer.