Carlisle v Stevenage preview
Last Updated: 27/09/18 6:41pm
Carlisle will be without Jerry Yates for the visit of Stevenage to Brunton Park as he begins a two-match ban.
The striker, who is on loan to the Cumbrians from Rotherham, was sent off for dissent during last Saturday's 1-0 win at Bury and will sit out this weekend's fixture as well as Tuesday night's home clash with Grimsby.
Midfielder Jack Sowerby will hope to retain his place after making a first start for the club he joined on loan from Fleetwood in August at Gigg Lane. Midfielder Mike Jones is closing in on a return from a hamstring injury, but skipper Danny Grainger has suffered a setback in his recovery from a calf problem.
Stevenage have no fresh injury or suspension worries as they look to continue their impressive form. Defender Ben Nugent overcame a minor problem to play 90 minutes of last week's 1-0 win over Grimsby and is likely to continue.
James Ball was an unused substitute after he also limped off in the recent draw at Notts County. Kurtis Guthrie had to settle for a place on the bench against the Mariners following a knock and he will hope to feature more prominently.
Carlisle are winless in three league meetings with Stevenage (D2 L1) since a 2-1 win in October 2016.
Stevenage won their last Football League visit to Brunton Park against Carlisle having not won any of their first six trips there (D2 L4).
Carlisle manager John Sheridan's last three home Football League meetings with Stevenage have all ended 1-1, each coming with different teams (Chesterfield, Plymouth and Notts County).
Carlisle haven't lost back-to-back home league games since October last season, which included a 2-0 defeat to Stevenage.
Stevenage have only won three of their last 22 away games in League Two (D5 L14), this after having won three of the four prior to this (L1).