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14:32 24th June 2016

Carlisle Preview

Town face their second game in four days on Tuesday night (7:45pm) when they entertain Carlisle United at Blundell Park.

After a stunning 3-0 victory at top of the table Plymouth Argyle at the weekend, the Mariners' run of games gets no easier as they entertain the second placed side in League Two this time around.

Boss Marcus Bignot will have been delighted to pick up his first three points as Town boss, and he will now be aiming to do the same in front of a home crowd at Blundell Park, where the Mariners are without a win in their last six games in all competitions.


Town have no new injury concerns after Saturday's victory at Plymouth, but Ben Davies and Sean McAllister will continue to be sidelined with their respective injuries. Boss Marcus Bignot must decide whether he'll make changes for the fixture with the short gap between games.

Carlisle will be without former Town winger Jamie Devitt through suspension after he was sent off at the weekend, whilst the game is also likely to come soon for defender David Atkinson, who has been missing through injury recently.


Carlisle United have been flying as of late, and the Cumbrians head into the game on Tuesday night having only lost one game so far this season.

Keith Curle's side came from behind in dramatic fashion to win 3-2 at home to Exeter City at the weekend, scoring two goals in the dying stages of the game to keep their unbeaten run going.

Former England international Curle has been in charge at Brunton Park since September 2014 and guided the side to League Two safety in his first season before they kicked on last campaign and were on course for the play-offs before problems with their home ground flooding likely contributed to them tailing off slightly as the campaign wore on, eventually finishing 10th.

The Cumbrians have a very experienced squad at their disposal and have found goals very easy to come by so far this season, with former Rochdale and Bradford City midfielder Jason Kennedy perhaps surprisingly hitting seven so far this season, and young striker Charlie Wyke only just behind him with five. Wyke's experienced strike partner Jabo Ibhere is another one to watch out for, with him being a proven threat at EFL level for many years now.


Marcus Bignot: ''They're second, they're a good football team, Keith's got them going and for us it could be a tactical game come Tuesday night because they're not set in their ways within games. They make changes depending on the game so we've gotta be prepared for that tactically and hoefully technically our group can impose themselves on the game. It was a really good performance on Saturday but I'm looking to even better that performance.''

Watch Marcus Bignot's full pre-match press conference below.