JOHN KRETLOW - Friday, September 3, 2010
The Yanks in the English lower leagues take center stage as Frank Simek and Carlisle United face Swindon Town while Jon-Paul Pittman host Accrington Stanley.
Carlisle United – Swindon Town
Frank Simek and Carlisle United will host Swindon Town in League One action this Saturday.
Simek has received plenty of playing time this season and will be starting this weekend's game once again.
Carlisle salvaged a tie against Colchester United last week in impressive fashion. In stoppage time Paul Thirwell was able to score and keep the Cumbrians unbeaten this season.
Swindon Town has not won a game this season and is looking to turn things around against Carlisle. They lost to Milton Keynes Dons last week 2-1.
Jonathan Douglas looks to miss due to injury in Swindon Town's Johnstone's Paint Trophy game against Southampton.
The Cumbrians have no injury concerns and should field the same lineup they have since the beginning of the season.
Plymouth Argyle – Colchester United
Anton Peterlin looks to help Plymouth against Colchester United this weekend.
Peterlin played the last 15 minutes of the Pilgrims' loss to Peterborough United and should again feature this Saturday.
The young American started the season with a series of starts and lately has been coming off the bench for Plymouth.
The Pilgrims have not won since their first game of the season against Southampton and hope to end their winless streak against Colchester United.
Colchester are coming off a game they nearly won against Carlisle United. It was only in stoppage time that the U's gave up a goal and had to settle for a tie.
The U's have not lost all season but have only recorded one win.
Lee Molyneux and Dean Parrett are questionable after being carted off in Plymouth's game last week.
Simon Hackney has an injured back and Steven Gillespie's ankle is hurt and both are questionable for Colchester. Morten Knudsen and John-Joe O'Toole both have knee ailments and could miss as well.
Wycombe Wanderers – Accrington Stanley
Jon-Paul Pittman and Wycombe will travel to play Accrington Stanley and look for a result in League Two play.
The American forward has received consistent playing time this season but only came on as a cameo in last week's game. He hopes to start this Saturday.
The Wanderers tied Northampton Town last week 1-1 but are hoping for a win this weekend.
Accrington Stanley is on a three game winless streak and is looking to change that this week.
They tied Tranmere Rovers 1-1 in their Johnstone's Paint Trophy game.
Accrington's Jonathan Bateson could miss after leaving their last game injured in the 13th minute.
Allen Bennett is questionable with a hamstring injury for Wycombe.
Northampton Town – Aldershot Town
Seb Harris and Northampton Town play Aldershot Town in Saturday's League Two action.
Harris played the full 90 minutes in Northampton Town's 4-0 loss to Hartlepool United in a Johnstone's Paint Trophy game. He could again see time this week.
Town have not won a game this season in league play and will look to change that luck against Aldershot Town.
Tadhg Purcell was hurt in last week's league game against Wycombe and is questionable for Northampton Town this week. Craig Hinton looks to be out as well with a knee problem.
Shot are coming off a 2-0 win in a Johnstone's Paint Trophy game and a tie in league play against Stevenage.
Jack Randal is still out with a fractured ankle for Aldershot.