Swindon V Carlisle at County Ground - Match Preview

Byrne banned for Robins

Swindon will be without full-back Nathan Byrne when they host Carlisle.

The defender was dismissed late on in their goalless draw with Crawley on Tuesday night and he will now serve a two-match ban.

Former Newcastle striker Nile Ranger has returned to training with his team-mates but is lacking match sharpness and seems unlikely to start although he could be included in the matchday squad if he proves his fitness.

Mark Cooper's men are currently eighth in League One and have lost just twice at home in the league this season.

Carlisle could hand debuts to three new loan signings when they make the trip to the County Ground.

Midfielder Craig Roddan, left-back Josh Morris and striker Tom Lawrence arrived on deals from Liverpool, Blackburn and Manchester United respectively on Thursday.

On-loan defender Conor Townsend returns to contention for the final game of his loan spell before returning to Hull having missed the midweek win against Crewe due to a one-game ban.

Midfielder Paul Thirlwell is struggling with an Achilles problem that forced him off in midweek but is hoping to be fit, while replacement Prince Buaben is pushing for a recall following illness.

Source: PA

Source: PA