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Blues on the verge of setting all-time club record this weekend

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Carlisle United are preparing to face Stevenage at the weekend, on the verge of setting an all-time club record for the longest unbeaten start to the season.

The Blues are third in League Two, having played thirteen games without a loss in the campaign so far.

Club captain, Danny Grainger, says the squad's focus remains on promotion:

First and foremost, we need to go down there and get the three points, make sure we are in the automatic places come five o'clock on Saturday. That's our first goal.

Obviously it is nice to pass records as we are going. The lads are very proud of what we are achieving at the moment. But again, we need to get promoted. That is the big thing this season."

– Danny Grainger, Captain, Carlisle United


Blues look to extend unbeaten league record

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Carlisle United will be looking to extend their unbeaten league record run to twelve games tomorrow.

The Blues, sitting third in the League Two table, broke a club record last weekend, by starting a season eleven games undefeated. The previous ten match record was set in 1989.

They play away to tenth-placed Morecambe tomorrow.

Blues take on Blackburn Under 21's

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Carlisle United will take on Blackburn Under 21's in the Football League Trophy tonight.

After setting a club record over the weekend, by starting the season eleven games unbeaten in the league, manager Keith Curle is urging fans to come out in force to support the side at Brunton Park:

I want to see a Carlisle United vibrant support on Tuesday night because it is important. It is all about momentum. People talk about it as an opportunity for people to get ninety minutes. I don't give starting positions away easy. It's another game I want to win."

– Keith Curle, Carlisle United Manager

WATCH: ITV Border meets ex-Blues boss Clive Middlemass

Carlisle United could break a club record tomorrow - that's if they can make it eleven games unbeaten against Colchester.

Keith Curle would be smashing the achievement made by Clive Middlemass - who bossed the Blues back in 1989 and went on to manage Keith Curle twice during his playing career.

Ryan Dollard went to meet both the men this week to discuss the club, their relationship and the possibility of promotion:

Blues look to break eleven undefeated match club record

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Carlisle United are looking to break a club record tomorrow, by starting a season eleven games undefeated.

Clive Middlemass was in charge when the Blues set the existing 10 match record back in 1989.

He also managed a young Keith Curle in Bristol and says he'll be more than pleased to see his achievement surpassed by his friend.

Keith keeps saying when are you coming up, but I haven't been up this season because they have not been beaten and I didn't want to put a jinx on them. But I might go up Saturday because I don't think he'll get beaten."

– Clive Middlemass, Carlisle United manager 1987-91


Ibehre sent off inside opening minute during Carlisle draw

Carlisle United managed a 1-1 draw away to Accrington Stanley, despite having striker Jabo Ibehre sent off inside the opening minute for catching Matty Pearson with a high foot.

The visitors went in front through Hallam Hope's goal before Accrington were then reduced to 10 men after 54 minutes, when Adam Buxton was dismissed for a second yellow card offence.

Four minutes later Stanley were level when Sean McConville played a ball in from the left for substitute Terry Gornell to head home.

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