Peterborough United host Carlisle United in the first round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Darren Ferguson's men face Sky Bet League Two side Carlisle United at London Road in the first round of the FA Cup on Saturday (3pm).

Carlisle are currently struggling near the foot of League Two, but since the appointment of Keith Curle, they have seen an upturn in fortunes and have won four of the last eight fixtures.

Posh welcome back striker Kyle Vassell from injury and skipper Jack Payne from suspension, but will be without central defender Jack Baldwin, who will be out for between 10-12 months with an ACL injury.

Defender Kgosi Ntlhe remains sidelined, but should be available for the Sky Bet League One meeting at Walsall next Saturday. Marcus Maddison remains out with an ankle injury.

Carlisle United have extended the contract of striker Derek Asamoah until 4 January. The 33-year-old ex-Shrewsbury player joined the Cumbrians on an initial one-month basis following Keith Curle's appointment as manager last month. Asamoah scored on his debut against Burton and followed that with a goal against Oxford in the second of his three appearances for Curle's side.

Former Posh midfielder Danny Kearns has recovered from injury and is expected to be named in the squad to face Posh.

Boss Ferguson said: 'The FA Cup is very important and is a competition that I want to try and go as far as we can in. Obviously, we know that the last few results have been disappointing and we want to put things right. Carlisle have seen a bit of improvement since Keith went in there and that sometimes happens. It is a no-win kind of game for us, people will expect us to win because the opposition are from a lower league, but if we are successful we will get no plaudits for it. We just need to do our jobs and put in a performance.'

Tickets are on sale at, via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934 and in person at the London Road Box Office. Remember, adults can gain a £5 discount by purchasing in advance of the match day.

As in every fixture this weekend in the FA Cup, there will be a minute's silence ahead of kick-off.