Swindon vs Carlisle preview
Last Updated: 16/11/18 11:45am
Richie Wellens will take charge of Swindon for the first time when Carlisle visit the County Ground on Saturday.
It remains to be seen how the former Oldham boss, who succeeds Phil Brown after he was sacked last weekend, sets up his team but he has a few injury problems to contend with.
Midfielder Toumani Diagouraga is out for a month after he suffered a torn thigh muscle last week. Leading scorer Michael Doughty has a nasty infection in his right foot, while striker Marc Richards has been nursing a thigh strain.
Carlisle will check on the fitness of midfielder George Glendon before they make the long journey south. A knee injury forced the 23-year-old off early in the second half of the Checkatrade Trophy tie against Stoke Under-21s on Tuesday night.
Blues boss John Sheridan is still unsure about the availability of forward Hallam Hope, with Barbados in action this weekend. Kelvin Etuhu's hamstring injury looks like it will keep him on the sidelines for the rest of the month.
Swindon have lost just one of their last six games against Carlisle in the Football League (W3 D2), a 0-1 defeat in April 2014.
Carlisle have won just one of their 20 trips to Swindon in the Football League (D11 L8), a 1-0 victory in February 2011.
Swindon are winless in their last six home league games (D4 L2), scoring just three goals in total during this period.
Carlisle have conceded in each of their last eight League Two games (W2 D1 L5) since a 1-0 victory against Bury in September.
Swindon have won 12 points from losing positions so far this season - more than any other League Two side.