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Hope for Kearns but no to Marrow

Keith Curle spoke to the press this afternoon answering a wide range of questions on how the club is progressing during the transfer window.

The manager also gave an insight into two players whose future at the club has been questioned. Alex Marrow and Danny Kearns have both spent time away from Brunton Park in recent weeks, but it seems their prospects of returning into the starting eleven under Keith Curle are different.

First he addressed questions over midfielder Danny Kearns who has recently returned to Cumbria after time back home in Ireland to refocus.

But while the door appears to remain open for Kearns to return, it looks increasingly likely that Alex Marrow, one of Graham Kavanagh's big summer signings could soon be on his way out of the club.

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CUFC: Deal or no deal?

Today was meant to be deadline day for three of Carlisle United's young players to agree new deals with the club.

But an extension has been agreed as negotiations continue.

Brad Potts has turned down United's initial offer and the club have refused a bid for Kyle Dempsey. But manager Keith Curle says both players and striker Mark Beck could still benefit by extending their stays at Brunton Park rather than leaving for short term salary boosts.

Accrington Stanley - who are they?

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Carlisle United will be looking to recover from back to back defeats when the take on Accrington Stanley at Brunton Park tomorrow.

Despite being 10 places above the Blues in the league, Keith Curle believes the visitors will arrive looking to contain their opponents rather than entertain the fans.

"I think they'll come here and try to nullify, try and quieten the crowd and get a foothold in the game and hit us on the counter attack. That's what I am expecting from their gameplan. So what we need to do is nullify how they start the game, put them on the back foot early and make them play their plan B earlier than they expect."

– Keith Curle Manager, Carlisle United

Busy week for the Blues

It has been a busy week for Carlisle United manager Keith Curle who confirmed that he has been in talks with seven of his squad about extending their contracts at Brunton Park.

Three have already agreed to pledge their futures to the club, with negotiations continuing with others including Carl Dempsey and Brad Potts who have already attracted the attention of clubs from higher divisions.

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