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Carlisle United prepare to meet Sunderland in the EFL cup

"Every game we go into we've got a plan." - Keith Curle Credit: PA

Carlisle United are preparing to meet Sunderland in the EFL cup tomorrow, Tuesday 22 August. They've had three consecutive wins coming into the game.

"We get the analysis from Sunderland and then we start plotting our game plan and identify strengths that they've got. Some of them are quite obvious. They've got some good players. Every game we go into we've got a plan."

– Keith Curle, Manager, Carlisle United F.C.

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Former QoS manager joins Carlisle United

Gavin Skelton has joined the coaching team at Carlisle United.

The former Queen of the South manager is now the Blues Professional Development Phase Coach.

He came through the Carlisle United Centre of Excellence system as an 8-year-old and played both sides of the border with over 200 appearances for Gretna in a seven-year stay.

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I'm really pleased to get the opportunity and pleased to be at this club and getting started on a new challenge. One thing you want to do as a coach is develop young players and that’s where I really believe my skill set is.

“It’s also a good opportunity to develop myself as a coach as I get to work with some really talented youngsters. Hopefully I’ll be giving them every opportunity to make a career in the game, because that’s what this role is all about.”

– Gavin Skelton, Carlisle United Professional Development Phase Coach.

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Carlisle United's Wembley dream is over

Exeter City's Ollie Watkins (right) and Carlisle United's James Bailey battle for the ball during the Sky Bet League Two play-off second leg at St James Park, Exeter. Credit: PA

Carlisle United lost their League Two play off second leg away to Exeter 3-2. It means their hopes of a visit to Wembley stadium, and promotion, this season are over.

Jack Stacey's 95th-minute winner saw the Grecians beat the Blues - with an extraordinary 6-5 win on aggregate.

Carlisle United's Luke Joyce stands dejected during the Sky Bet League Two play-off second leg at St James Park, Exeter. Credit: ITV Border
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