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đź“ť Sky Bet League Two 2019-20 Preview: Carlisle United

As we prepare for the Sky Bet League Two 2019-20 season, we take a look at all the teams who will be competing in the league – with today’s focus on Carlisle United

10 June 2019

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Carlisle United stadium Brunton Park

Steven Pressley will be looking to guide Carlisle United into the Sky Bet League Two play-offs in the 2019-20 campaign.

Narrowly missed out on the play-offs in 2018-19

The Cumbrians finished 11th-place last season, but missed out on the play-offs by just three points.

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They picked up eight wins from a run of nine league games over December and January, which left them fourth in the table – and they looked certain for a play-off spot.

But the Cumbrians won just three of their final 10 league games, and ultimately failed to make the play-offs as they finished on 68 points.

Steven Pressley

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Pressley took charge of Carlisle in January, after former manager John Sheridan decided to leave Brunton Park for a second spell as Chesterfield boss.

Pressley won six of his 18 games as Carlisle manager, and his side lost 1-0 to Town at Blundell Park at the end of the campaign.

The former Coventry City, Fleetwood Town, and Falkirk boss will be hoping to guide Carlisle into the play-offs this time around.

Players

The Cumbrians released eight out-of-contract players this summer, including centre-forward Richie Bennett.

They also released Anthony Gerrard, George Glendon, Arthur Gnahoua, Peter Grant, Jason Kennedy, Gary Liddle, and Gary Miller.

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The Cumbrians have already made three summer signings so far, with boss Pressley utilising the Scottish transfer market.

Right-back Christie Elliott joined from Partick Thistle and centre-half Jack Iredale made the move from Morton, while centre-back Jonathan Mellish signed from Gateshead.

Grimsby Town 2019-20 season tickets are available here.


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