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Carlisle United appoint new manager

New Carlisle United manager John Sheridan Credit: Press Association

Carlisle United have appointed former Republic of Ireland international John Sheridan as the club's new manager.

He joins the Blues after a spell in charge of League One Fleetwood Town.

Before Fleetwood he managed clubs including Oldham Athletic and Notts County.

As a player Sheridan won the League Cup with Sheffield Wednesday in 1991 and was a member of the Republic of Ireland's World Cup squads in 1990 and 1994.

"John has a record of success, and he is respected by managers, players and fans in equal measure. He is known for getting the absolute best out of players, and has a commitment to bringing young players through.

"I know that he will bring his characteristic determination, motivation and ambition to the club. Time and time, he has shown that he has been able to deliver results in the face of stiff competition."

– Nigel Clibbens, Carlisle United Chief Executive

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Winger Nicky Adams leaves Carlisle United

Nicky Adams Credit: PA

Carlisle United winger Nicky Adams has confirmed he is leaving the club, after playing 69 times for the Blues in the past two years.

The 31-year-old has now signed an initial one-year deal with Bury F.C.

Adams recently recovered from a cruciate knee ligament injury which has ruled him out since November.

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Carlisle boss sets sights on facing top flight side in FA Cup

Carlisle United manager Keith Curle Credit: Press Association

Carlisle United manager Keith Curle says his sights are set on securing a lucrative FA Cup tie against top flight opposition.

The Blues have been drawn away to League One Gillingham in the second round of the competition.

But Curle is eying up a third round spot which could see Carlisle face Premier League opponents.

Speaking to the club website after last night's second round draw, he said: "There's a game to be won and, in this case, a place in the third round with the clubs from the top tier to aim for.

"We have nothing to fear and if we show the same attention to detail which has made us very hard to beat recently, we'll give ourselves a real chance."

The second round ties will be played between 1 and 4 December.

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