Notts County V Carlisle at Meadow Lane : Match Preview

29 December 2016
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Michael O'Connor available for Notts County's encounter with Carlisle

Notts County will be boosted by the return of captain Michael O'Connor when they host Carlisle.

The midfielder is available for selection after completing a three-game suspension following his sending off against Wycombe on December 10.

Defender Matt Tootle should be fit to play after picking up a knock which forced him to be substituted against Doncaster on Boxing Day.

County manager John Sheridan, who has seen his side fail to win in eight successive league games, will once again be in the stands as he serves the third match of a five-game touchline ban.

Carlisle defender Danny Grainger is out with a knee injury which means Macaulay Gillesphey will continue to deputise.

Manager Keith Curle is keen to extend the on-loan Newcastle left-back's stay beyond the two matches he has remaining.

Midfielder Mike Jones is missing with an ankle problem.

Fellow midfielder Russell Penn returned to the club after his loan spell at Gateshead expired on Boxing Day and could be in contention for a squad place.

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