It's a 20-man squad for Boro that will play in the game at Brunton Park which kicks off at 7.30pm on Friday evening, with the two standout players being our old friend Nicky Bailey and former Blues trialist Stuart Parnaby who was also linked with a summer move to United before he signed a two-year deal with a further 12-month option at the Riverside Stadium at the beginning of July.
With the visitors also taking part in a David McGurk Benefit Match at Bootham Crescent against Football League new boys York City at 3pm on Saturday afternoon though, where they have named 21 players, there are seven men featuring in both squads for the Boro. Firstly the trialist quartet of Romeo Castelen, Carlos Correa, Dudu Favretto and Jayson Leutwiler, along with Connor Ripley, Curtis Main and Cameron Park.
A couple of other big names won't be featuring at Brunton Park though as Julio Arca is out injured, while Jonathan Woodgate, alongside new signing Mustapha Carayol only features in the York squad. Finally for the visitors Joe Bennett and Lukas Jutkiewicz are two other players on the treatment table, while goalkeeper Jason Steele is absent on Team GB footballing duties.
Middlesbrough squad for Carlisle:
Nicky Bailey, Ryan Brobbel, Romeo Castelen, Carlos Correa, Matthew Dolan, Marvin Emnes, Dudu Favretto, George Friend, Faris Haroun, Seb Hines, Adam Jackson, Grant Leadbitter, Jayson Leutwiler (GK), Stephen McManus, Curtis Main, Kyle Oliver, Cameron Park, Stuart Parnaby, Connor Ripley (GK), Kevin Thomson.
Middlesbrough squad for York:
Christian Burgess, Mustapha Carayol, Romeo Castelen, Carlos Correa, Curtis Edwards, Dudu Favretto, Ben Gibson, Andy Halliday, Justin Hoyte, Emmanuel Ledesma, Jayson Leutwiler (GK), Scott McDonald, Curtis Main, Cameron Park, Connor Ripley (GK), Adam Reach, Richard Smallwood, Luke Williams, Rhys Williams, Jonathan Woodgate, Merouane Zemmama.