Carlisle United

Carlisle United in Boxing Day clash with Hartlepool

Carlisle United v Hartlepool

Carlisle United host Hartlepool in a Boxing Day clash at Brunton Park. Both teams are in the bottom half of the table in League One. The Blues are currently 20th and Hartlepool are bottom.

Speaking to the club website, Manager Greg Abbott said "Hartlepool will come here to battle and scrap because they need the points for their own reasons. John [Hughes] is working hard to turn their season round and they will be organised and they’ll try to make life very hard for us."

Both teams will be looking forward to playing 90 minutes after both had games postponed due to waterlogged pitches at the weekend. Kick off is at 3pm.