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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.


Curle: 'We are a work in progress'

Carlisle United manager Keith Curle will be sitting down with his squad today to go through the video of their three-nil defeat at Portsmouth on Saturday.

It was the Blues' heaviest defeat since Curle took charge but he insists he won't be tearing into his young players. He says the only way for an inexperienced team to improve is to take an honest look at mistakes and learn from them.

CUFC: on the up

Carlisle United are looking for their fourth successive League victory on Saturday with the long trip to play a Plymouth side in form and playing well, but United are relishing the chance to test themselves against stronger oppostion to measure how far they have already come under new manager Keith Curle.

Ryan Dollard reports

Curle draws up transfer targets

Keith Curle looks at transfer list Credit: ITV News Border

Football and Carlisle United manager Keith Curle says he is getting closer to deciding who will stay and who will go at Brunton Park, as well as drawing up a list of transfer targets.

Three games in he believes he has a sense of where the gaps in his squad lie.

Curle tackles football's 'hidden agenda'

Carlisle United play Hartlepool tomorrow, but manager Keith Curle has been facing questions as the issue of racism in football has once more come to the fore.

As one of only two managers in the league who are not white, Curle has been asked for his views on allegations of hidden racism in the game and calls for a rule to help bring more ethnic minorities into management positions.

Ryan Dollard reports.

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