Last Updated: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 08:49
Carlisle skipper Paul Thirlwell is hoping to end his month-long injury lay-off by returning to action in the FA Cup clash with Bournemouth.
Midfielder Thirlwell has missed the last six games due to an ankle injury and could make his first appearance since the 4-2 home win over Bournemouth on October 27.
The Cumbrians will be without central defender Peter Murphy again. He will be sidelined for a further four to six weeks after undergoing a hernia operation.
Mike Edwards and Danny Livesey are expected to resume their partnership at the heart of defence, but manager Greg Abbott has the option of two teenage centre-halves after recently signing Valentin Gjokaj and Sean McGinty on loan from Derby and Manchester United respectively.
Striker Danny Cadamarteri is not expected to return to contention after missing the last five games with a groin injury, while fellow forwards Lee Miller (hernia and ankle) and Rory Loy (broken leg) remain long-term absentees, so 18-year-old Mark Beck is expected to continue alongside Joe Garner up front after scoring twice in the midweek win at Yeovil.
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