Jonathan Dinzeyi could get his first outing in a Carlisle United shirt today.

The Arsenal loan defender is in line to feature for the Blues in a reserve clash with Fleetwood.

It is the first Central League Cup group stage game for the Cumbrians.

Boss Chris Beech is likely to field a number of fringe and young players, with the likes of Lewis Bell and Taylor Charters expected to figure.

For 21-year-old Dinzeyi it will be a first chance to impress for United since his deadline-day season-long move from the Gunners.

Beech said outings like this are important for young players to stake their claim.

“It will be good to see him play,” he said.

“Similar to what I said about Brad Young, when he played in the Papa John’s Trophy against Hartlepool – it was almost like earning your stripes.

“From a manager’s perspective, [that kind of performance] gives you that extra trust to think he could quite easily be starting Saturday, substitute Saturday, coming on for five minutes, 50 minutes, because he's earned his stripes.

“That’s how I look at it. I think we’ll see and keep progressing the players we’ve got and see more players doing that.”

United have not yet confirmed the venue for this afternoon’s fixture, which is due to kick off at 1pm.

Carlisle reached the national final of last season's Central League Cup. Their northern group stage opponents this season also include Preston and Morecambe.