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United face Fleetwood Town in Carabao Cup

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Carlisle United face a trip to Fleetwood Town in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

The first round of the competition, formerly known as the League Cup, sees Championship, League One and League Two clubs drawn in regional north and south sections.

Matches are scheduled to take place during the week commencing 7 August.

Raynes leaves Carlisle Utd for Crewe

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Defender Michael Raynes has turned down a new contract with Carlisle United to sign for Crewe Alexandra.

The 29-year-old joined the Blues in the summer of 2015.

He made a total of 97 appearances and scored six goals during his two-year stint at Brunton Park and was the club’s vice captain.

"Michael has been fantastic for us, both with how he's been as an individual and with his presence for us in the dressing room and out on the pitch.

"He's a great character who demands high standards of himself and of others and he was an excellent captain and vice captain through his time here.

"I'm sure he will go on to have an equally positive impact when he takes on his next challenge."

– Keith Curle, Carlisle United manager

Standing room only for Carlisle United play-off clash

Brunton Park is expected to be full for the Exeter clash Credit: ITV Border

Fans looking to buy a last minute ticket for Carlisle United's match against Exeter this evening will only have the option of a 'standing' ticket.

All seated tickets have sold out in what's going to be one of the club's most important games of the season as they look to gain first leg advantage in the play-offs.

Ahead of the tie at Brunton Park, captain Danny Grainger says there's a lot of belief in the team:


Carlisle make League Two play-off after win over Exeter

Carlisle's Danny Grainger (file photo) Credit: PA

Carlisle United have sealed a League Two play-off position after winning 3-2 against Exeter.

Danny Grainger cancelled out Reuben Reid's ninth-minute opener for City but Exeter were back in front at the break after a header from Jordan Moore-Taylor.

Grainger converted his second penalty of the match to haul Carlisle level after 72 minutes and Jamie Proctor sent 735 travelling supporters into raptures with the winning header three minutes later.

The thrilling comeback means Carlisle will face Exeter again in the semi-finals of the play-offs.

Carlisle United in running for League Two awards

Keith Curle. Credit: PA

Carlisle United are in the running for two monthly League Two awards.

Manager Keith Curle has been nominated for the Manager of the Month Award for April, while striker Jabo Ibehre is in the running for Player of the Month.

Play-offs back on cards after Carlisle Utd victory

Keith Curle Credit: PA

Carlisle United have kept their play-off dreams alive after a 2-1 victory over Newport County.

The Blues had to win the crucial tie, and thanks to second half goals from Ibehre and Adams, the fight for promotion continues.

They now face a tough end of season match against play-off rivals Exeter on 6 May.

"It means everything. To get the win is just fantastic and a big relief for us as well especially to do it on the last home game of the season gives us a big impetus for Exeter"

– Jabo Ibehre, CUFC
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