Rory Delap has become a free agent after being released by Stoke City. The 36-year-old has been linked with a return to Carlisle United
Carlisle United boss Greg Abbott is on the verge of signing a contract with the club
The Blues travel to the south coast to face Portsmouth at Fratton Park
The League One fixtures have been announced for the 2013/2014 season.
Below you can see the Carlisle United fixtures for the first two weekends of the campaign, Boxing Day and January 1st matches and the final match of the season.
- Saturday, August 3rd, 2013- Carlisle United v. Leyton Orient
- Saturday, August 10th, 2013- Bradford City v. Carlisle United
- Thursday, December 26th, 2013- Carlisle United v. Preston North End
- Wednesday, January 1st, 2014- Crewe Alexandra v. Carlisle United
- Saturday, May 3rd, 2014- Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Carlisle United
Carlisle United Manager Greg Abbot has signed a new one-year contract to stay at Brunton Park.
The 49-year-old joined the playing staff as first team and reserve team coach in July 2006 and is currently the football league's fourth longest serving manager.
Assistant manager Graham Kavanagh and first team coach Tony Caig have also agreed new one year contracts to continue in their current roles at the club.
The managing director of the club, John Nixon said:
“We’re now in a position to move on with the important task of getting the club ready, at all levels, for the season ahead.”
Carlisle United boss Greg Abbott says Roberto Mancini's sacking from Manchester City was "not a good decision".
The Citizens parted company with the Italian last night after the club failed to retain their Premier League crown and were beaten by Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup final on Saturday. In a statement the club said Mancini had failed to achieve this season's "stated targets".
Carlisle United manager Greg Abbot says he is on the verge of signing a new contact to keep him at Brunton Park.
Mr Abbott is currently the football league's fourth longest serving manager and expects to put pen to paper by the end of the week.
He says he is already getting on with preparing a squad for next season:
Carlisle United Football Club has confirmed which players have been offered new contracts to keep them at Brunton Park for the 2013/14 campaign.
Top goal scorer Lee Miller has been offered a one year contract, along with captain Paul Thirlwell, midfielder Josh Todd and defender Danny Livesey.
Wide man Matt Robson has been offered a two year deal which would keep him with the club until the summer of 2015.
However, Adam Collin, Rory Loy, Mathieu Manset, Jon-Paul McGovern, Peter Murphy, Frank Simek and Andy Welsh have been released at the end of their contracts.
Greg Abbott is in bullish mood ahead of United's visit to Sheffield.
Danny Livesey says Carlisle United need to start turning draws into wins.
Mark Gillespie may have made costly errors against Shrewsbury, but his manager says he will definitely play on Monday and United's players, staff and fans all have to stand by young players.