Forest Green manager Mark Cooper will be on the hunt for a ruthless striker in the January transfer window after lamenting the wasteful finishing on display from his misfiring side in defeat to Northampton.
Northampton recorded their sixth straight home victory with a 1-0 win over Forest Green.
Northampton full-back Joe Martin is in contention for a first league start in over three months.
Carlisle’s new head coach Chris Beech has taken the first steps towards putting the smiles back on the faces of the Cumbrian club’s fans.
A first-half header by defender Aaron Hayden gave Carlisle a 1-0 win against Forest Green in their FA Cup second-round replay.
Carlisle are without Jack Iredale for the FA Cup second-round replay with Forest Green at Brunton Park.
Scunthorpe boss Paul Hurst praised opponents Forest Green in the wake of alleged racist comments directed towards Jordan Clarke during his side’s 2-0 victory.
Forest Green have threatened to take stringent action against a supporter following an incident of racist abuse during their Sky Bet League Two game with Scunthorpe.
Forest Green are expected to launch an investigation into alleged racist abuse directed towards Scunthorpe players during their 2-0 home defeat.
Elliott Frear is closing on on a Forest Green return but will miss the visit of Scunthorpe.
Forest Green head coach Mark Cooper accused his side of not respecting the game and Carlisle enough as his below-par side were forced into an FA Cup replay.