Carlisle United host Tottenham in the League Cup on Wednesday 26th September.
Almost 11,000 tickets have already been sold as the club prepare for the highest profile game to be held at Brunton Park in more than a decade. At the weekly press conference Greg Abbott explained how the Blues can beat the Premier league club.
Rugby Union fixtures for this weekend:
- Gala v Boroughmuir
- Melrose v Ayr
- Hawick v Biggar
- Jed Forest v Hamilton
- Selkirk v Glasgow Hawks
- Stewarts Melville v Gala
Our teams in the Scottish Football League need to watch out for a collective Rangers hangover.
These are the fixtures for Saturday 22nd September:
- Brechin v Queen of the South
- Alloa Athletic v Stranraer
- Annan v Peterhead
- Berwick v Stirling Albion
Workington Reds are on the FA Cup trail over in the North East in the second Qualifying round:
Blyth v Workington Reds
Greg Abbott goes back to his roots as Carlisle United travel to Coventry.
The Blues Boss was born in Coventry and he started his career there although he left the Sky Blues without making a league appearance for them.
There was speculation linking him with the Coventry manager's job when it became vacant this month, but Abbott never showed the slightest interest in leaving Cumbria, so that dubious honour this week went to Mark Robins. He became the Sky Blues 11th manager in 11 seasons of almost constant decline.
Despite that Robins seems confident:
– Mark Robins
"You're asking if it's an impossible job. I don't think, I don't really think that there's any such thing. I think we've got to have a vision and we've got to have a collective vision. We've got to make sure that we make the right decisions more often than not and they get a fresh start. But they've got to show me they're capable and worth a place in the starting line up. The changes have got to be implemented and made quickly and there'll be a limited time period. But we'll be preapring for the game on Saturday against Carlisle."
Carlisle United had to settle with a 0 - 0 draw against Crewe in their Tuesday evening league fixture on 18th September
Queen of the South secured a famous win over Rangers in the Ramsdens Cup quarter-final tonight. Nicky Clarke got the first for the Doonhamers just after half-time.
But the home side were level within six minutes thanks to Barrie McKay. Rangers then went 2-1 up courtesy of a Lee McCulloch penalty.
However, Mark Durnan equalised for Queen of the South in the fourth minute of added time. Neither side could muster a winner in extra-time, and the game went into penalties - Queen of the South won the shootout 4-3.
Approaching the hour mark and it's still all-square.
Nicky Clarke (47) gave the Doonhamers the lead, but Barrie McKay (55) got the equaliser for the home side.
It's goalless at the interval with Crewe proving to be more than a match for Greg Abbott's side.