George Cox in line for Northampton debut against Carlisle

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Northampton boss Keith Curle has George Cox available to face his former club Carlisle.

Northampton boss Keith Curle has George Cox available to face his former club Carlisle.

Curle, who managed the Cumbrians for four years, has brought in left-back Cox on loan from Brighton for the rest of the season and could hand him his debut at Sixfields.

Forward Andy Williams and defender Ash Taylor are struggling with injuries and will be assessed.

Midfielder John-Joe O’Toole has not featured since November 27 due to a foot problem and, although he is closing in on a return, is unlikely to feature on Saturday.

Connor Simpson could make his Carlisle debut as managerless United aim for a seventh consecutive victory.

The 18-year-old has been drafted in on a half-season loan from Preston following a striker shortage at Brunton Park.

Loanees Ashley Nadesan, Jerry Yates and Adam Campbell have all returned to their parent clubs this month.

Caretaker managers Tommy Wright and Paul Murray will have Macaulay Gillesphey available despite the defender requiring knee surgery at some point.

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