PREVIEW: WEEKEND ENGLISH ACTION
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JOHN KRETLOW - Friday, October 8, 2010
Frank Simek and Jemal Johnson should both be in action for their respective teams as lower league play continues in England through the international break.

Carlisle United - Notts County

Frank Simek and Carlisle United take on Notts County in a League One clash this Saturday.

The American should again get the start at defense for the Cumbrians, as he has all season long and will hope to build on his midweek performance, where he scored the game winning penalty kick in Carlisle's Johnstone Paint Trophy win over Port Vale.

The Cumbrians are coming off their first loss at home of the season to Peterborough United, and hope their midweek win will gain them momentum against Notts County.

Paul Thirlwell and Marc Bridge-Wilkinson both have knee injuries and should miss this weekend's game.

Nott County is coming off of a loss to Sheffield Wednesday but will look to change their luck against the Cumbrians.

The Magpies' Ben Burgess looks to be sidelined with a calf problem.

Port Vale - Hereford United

Jemal Johnson and Port Vale hope to keep their successful season going as travel to play Hereford United.

Johnson got the start for the Valiants in their midweek Johnstone Paint Trophy loss to Carlisle United and should get playing time in this weekend's League Two action.

Port Vale lost to Oxford United in their last league game but still find themselves first in the standings and three points ahead of the second place team.

Hereford have won only one game this season and are last in the standings. They need to start gaining points soon if they want to avoid sure relegation.

Stuart Fleetwood has a back injury and could miss Saturday's clash for Hereford United.

After resting some regulars in their midweek game, Port Vale look to their normal lineup against Hereford.

Notes

Anton Peterlin hopes to feature for Plymouth as they take on Charlton Athletic.

Seb Harris could take part in Northampton Town's game against Cheltenham Town.
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