Gus Poyet was handed a boost as Sunderland eased past League One Carlisle to book their place in the FA Cup fourth round
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Carlisle have been rocked by the news that striker Lee Miller could miss up to a month of action. The 28-year-old had tests and scans on an ankle injury he picked up in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Stevenage. Miller has now been advised to rest for the next few weeks and may have even require surgery.
Former Carlisle striker Francis Zoko has joined Notts County on a two-year deal. The Frenchman turned down a new deal at Brunton Park, as he was seeking Championship football, but failed to find a team in the second tier willing to sign him.
The former Monza midfielder Alessio Bugno has signed a two-year deal with Carlisle. The Italian impressed during an extended trial at Brunton Park to earn his contract.
Former Manchester City youngster will start his first full season at Brunton Park with the hope of showing even more of what he can do after a promising start in Carlisle.