Carlisle v Stockport preview
Stockport will be aiming to keep their hopes of a play-off berth alive when they travel to Carlisle.
Last Updated: 20/02/09 2:10pm
Stockport County will be aiming to keep their hopes of a play-off berth alive when they travel to Carlisle United on Saturday.
Carlisle manager Greg Abbott is set to name an unchanged side for the visit of seventh-placed Stockport.
Abbott was in buoyant mood after a 2-0 victory in their last outing against Brighton and is likely to keep faith with the same set of players - not least because he will again be without three senior players.
Defender Danny Livesey has missed the past two games with tendinitis and his progress will be reviewed in a few weeks' time.
Midfielder Marc Bridge-Wilkinson remains six to eight weeks away from a comeback following an operation on his toe at the end of January.
Jeff Smith remains sidelined with a hip injury, which has plagued him since the beginning of January, but he will up his rehab in the next few weeks before it is reassessed.
Stockport team news
Defender Michael Raynes is hoping to be passed fit to return to the Stockport side for the trip to Carlisle.
Raynes was forced to miss Tuesday night's game with Cheltenham after suffering a freak minor injury at the training ground.
He was cleaning mud off his boots when he pulled a muscle in the back of his leg and failed a late fitness test but he should be fit to face the Cumbrians.
But manager Jim Gannon is still without striker Peter Thompson, who is out for at least another four weeks with a collapsed lung, and midfielder Carl Baker, who is unlikely to play again this season after it was confirmed that he needs reconstructive surgery on his ankle.