Port Vale welcome managerless Carlisle fresh from seeing their fringe players defeat Newcastle Under-21s in the Leasing.com Cup.
Carlisle have sacked manager Steven Pressley.
Dulwich Hamlet’s FA Cup dream was brought to an end after a comprehensive 4-1 defeat to League Two Carlisle United.
Dulwich Hamlet have a settled starting XI and are unlikely to make any changes for the home FA Cup clash against Carlisle.
Macclesfield head coach Daryl McMahon refused to blame skipper Fiacre Kelleher for the error that let in Carlisle substitute Ryan Loft for a late winner in an evenly balanced contest at Brunton Park.
Substitute Ryan Loft snatched an important three points for Carlisle when his late goal enabled the Cumbrians to beat visitors Macclesfield 2-1.
Carlisle will be without defenders Christie Elliott and Byron Webster for their home game against Macclesfield.
Emergency services are awaiting the arrival of a cherry picker to recover a man stuck 270ft up a chimney.
New boss Carl Fletcher was pleased to see Leyton Orient’s work on the training ground starting to show through after the O’s bounced back from their midweek mauling with a draw against Carlisle.
Carlisle ended a run of four successive league defeats with a 1-1 draw against a Leyton Orient side playing their first home league game under new boss Carl Fletcher.
Leyton Orient forward Conor Wilkinson will miss his side’s game with Carlisle as he serves the last game of a three-match ban.
Steven Pressley pledged to turn Carlisle’s fortunes round despite seeing them suffer a fourth straight defeat as they lost 2-0 to Northampton.
Second-half goals from Scott Pollock and Sam Hoskins earned Northampton a 2-0 win as Carlisle’s slump continued with a fourth straight league defeat.
Harry McKirdy could return for Carlisle as they take on Northampton in Sky Bet League Two.
Plymouth boss Ryan Lowe hailed in-form striker Joel Grant after his first-half strike helped Argyle climb up to eighth in League Two with a 2-0 home win over Carlisle.
Joel Grant and Antoni Sarcevic struck the goals as Plymouth defeated Carlisle 2-0 at Home Park.
Byron Moore is expected to return to the Plymouth squad for their Sky Bet League Two clash with Carlisle on Saturday.
Crewe manager David Artell praised his mix of youth and experience after they survived a Carlisle fightback to claim three points that send them top of Sky Bet League Two.
Two late Crewe goals thwarted a Carlisle fightback in 4-2 win at Brunton Park.
Carlisle striker Nathan Thomas will hope to prove his fitness for the Sky Bet League Two visit of Crewe on Saturday.