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Preview: Carlisle (H)

5 April 2015

The second instalment of Easter football sees Carlisle United visit the Store First Stadium tomorrow.

Ahead of kick off, the official website has all the information you might need:Stanley return home for Easter Monday looking to end their winless run - and get one over a Carlisle side that has already beaten them twice this season.

The Cumbrians have triumphed in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy in Accrington before winning the league tie at Brunton Park.

Now the Reds will look to build on their impressive display with ten men at Morecambe and send their visitors home empty handed.[/vc_tab]Following his red card at Morecambe, Terry Gornell begins his suspension and will miss out.

Andy Procter is the other confirmed absentee with his ankle injury likely to keep him out into the summer.

Adam Buxton returned from the bench at the Globe Arena and could come into contention for this game.[/vc_tab]The Cumbrians have spent eight out of the last 10 seasons in League One, one season in League Two and one season in the Conference.

They finished in third place in the Conference in the 2004/05 season and beat Stevenage in the play-off final at the Britannia Stadium 1-0, with the goal coming from Peter Murphy.

The following season they made it back to back promotions by winning the League Two title in their first season back in the football league.

They have then spent the last eight seasons in League One, before being relegated at the end of last season after finishing in 22nd place in League One.[/vc_tab]

Keith Curle

50 year old Curle was appointed as the Cumbrians manager in September after the club sacked Graham Kavanagh. Curle is in his fourth managerial role, after previously having spells at Mansfield Town, Chester and Torquay United.

Prior to being a manager Curle had a very successful playing career, making over 700 appearances for a number of clubs, including Bristol City, Wimbledon and Wolverhampton Wanderers. However, he will perhaps be most known for his spell at Manchester City where he made 174 appearances and scored 11 goals.[/vc_tab]

Kyle Dempsey

Youth team product currently enjoying his breakthrough season at Football League level.

Dempsey is a combative midfielder who likes to weigh in with his share of goals.

This season he leads the way for United with 8 goals.[/vc_tab]There have been 57 previous meetings between the teams and Carlisle have had the best of them, winning on 30 occasions.

Stanley have 18 victories, with the other nine ending in draws.

Only one of those Stanley wins has come in recent years, a 3-2 victory in the JPT in 2011, and they are without a league victory over United since 1961.

They last met in November, with Derek Asamoah scoring the only goal in a 1-0 Carlisle win.[/vc_tab]Stanley remain without a win in their last eight games, though half of those have resulted in draws. John Coleman's team avoided defeat at Morecambe on Friday despire being reduced to ten men after just 41 minutes.

They sit 17th in League Two on 47 points, eight clear of the relegation zone.

Carlisle are 21st with 42 points, that's a three point cushion to Tranmere who sit second bottom.

Keith Curle's men are without a win in three with their last victory coming on 17th March at Northampton.[/vc_tab]

Stanley

Gornell 8 (5 for Cheltenham)

McCartan 6

Mingoia 6

Gray 5

Maguire 5

Naismith 4

Joyce 4

Atkinson 4

Windass 4

Carlisle

Dempsey 8

Potts 7

Wyke 6[/vc_tab]

Michael Bull (Essex)

Mr Bull is in his second full season on the national list of referees.

He's never refereed a Stanley game before.

This season: 28 games, 79 yellow cards, 8 red cards[/vc_tab]Admission prices for the game are:

Adults £20

Over 65′s & Students £15

Under 18′s £10

Accompanied Under 12′s FREE*

*accompanied under 12's free with a special voucher. First 300 eligible for a free Easter egg.

For more information on Carlisle United, why not visit their official website www.carlisleunited.co.uk or their Twitter feed @officialcufc[/vc_tab]


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