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Curle 'looking to recruit players' in transfer window

Keith Curle is looking to strengthen the team. Credit: PA

Carlisle United Manager Keith Curle says he's looking forward to finding out what kind of budget he'll have to improve his squad in the January Transfer Window.

As and when needed I will get told exactly what is there to spend. But in the meantime what we have been told to do is business as usual, which is scouting, looking to recruit players and identify players that we think can improve us."

– Keith Curle, Carlisle United

The Blues play Yeovil on Saturday before a busy run over the Christmas period.

Carlisle United crash out of FA Cup

Carlisle United manager Keith Curle. Credit: PA

Carlisle United were beaten at home for the first time since April, as they crashed out of the FA Cup against Rochdale.

Brunton Park has been a fortress this year, but it could have been breached several times before the break, as the League One visitors imposed themselves.

Rochdale did take the lead minutes into the second half, when Steve Davies' deflected shot looped in.

Carlisle United fought their way back into the game and came close, but Rochdale's Nathaniel Mendez-Laing slotted home deep into injury time to ensure the League One team progress to the Third Round of the FA Cup.

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Carlisle United prepare for FA Cup first round

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Carlisle United will be looking to transfer their league form into football's oldest competition this weekend.

The unbeaten League Two side play non-league side St Albans City in the first round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

The Blues remain 15 games unbeaten in League Two.

We look forward to it as an opportunity for us to progress in the competition - exactly the same as what our preparation and our planning and attention to detail is for every home game or every away game we play in the league."

– Keith Curle, Manager, Carlisle United
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