Beck to take centre stage

Fri, 20 Apr 09:09:34 2012

Carlisle's teenage striker Mark Beck could be handed a bigger role at Sheffield Wednesday after a late cameo role in midweek.

The npower League One play-off chasing Cumbrians have failed to score in their last three matches since leading goalscorer Lee Miller was ruled out for the rest of the season with a groin injury, so manager Greg Abbott could give Beck more game time.

The 18-year-old made his debut as an 81st-minute substitute in last week's home defeat to Charlton and appeared for the final two minutes at Stevenage.

Experienced midfielder Paul Thirlwell is pushing for a place in Abbott's side after returning to the bench on Tuesday night. He has missed the last 11 matches due to a calf injury.

Right-back Frank Simek will be lining up against his former club, but left-backs Chris Chantler (hamstring) and Matty Robson (back) remain sidelined.

The Cumbrians are in eighth place, one point behind sixth-placed Notts County with three games remaining.


Not already a Yahoo! user ? to get a free Yahoo! Account