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Carlisle v Derby preview

Derby's summer signings Leon Best and Omar Mascarell could make their first competitive starts for the club in Monday's Capital One Cup first-round tie at Carlisle.

Striker Best and midfielder Mascarell, on loan from Real Madrid, were both second-half substitutes in Derby's opening-day Sky Bet Championship win against Rotherham.

Defender Jake Buxton, who started at the weekend after recovering from a hip flexor problem, could be rested but Zac Whitbread (rib) may feature after he was an unused substitute.

Midfielder George Thorne (cruciate knee ligament) is a long-term absentee, while defender Mark O'Brien remains doubtful after missing out on Saturday due to an ankle injury.

Carlisle's latest signing Stephen Elliott is hoping to make his first start for the club after coming on as a second-half substitute in the opening-day league defeat to Luton.

Graham Kavanagh's side will still be without fellow summer signing Troy Archibald-Henville as the defender sits out the second game of a three-match ban carried over from last season.

David Amoo had been nursing an ankle injury before starting against Luton and Kavanagh may opt to rest the winger in favour of summer signing Danny Kearns, while veteran Paul Thirlwell, an unused substitute at the weekend, is hoping to feature.