Preview: Carlisle v Morecambe

Keith Curle. Picture: PA Wire
Keith Curle. Picture: PA Wire
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Morecambe travel to struggling Carlisle on Saturday looking to even the score this season.


Keith Curle

Former Torquay and Notts County boss arrived in September tasked with keeping the Blues in the Football League. A former Manchester City and Wolves defender in his playing days.

Key Man

Brad Potts

The 21-year-old midfielder was the subject of interest from Blackpool during the January transfer window with Carlisle turning down one bid believed to be around £150,000. Potts, who came through the ranks at the club, has six goals to his name so far this season.


Cumbrians are currently 20th in League 2, three points clear of the Football League trap door. Had won just one of their last seven games before a fine 2-0 win at Northampton Town on Tuesday night with Jason Kennedy and Kyle Dempsey on target in three second-half minutes.


Morecambe are yet to beat Carlisle in eight meetings in league and cup with six of the games ending in a draw. Curle’s side were 1-0 winners at the Globe Arena on Boxing Day thanks to David Amoo’s goal.

Possible line-up

Hanford, Young, Archibald-Henville, O’Hanlon, Grainger, Potts, Kennedy, Griffith, Dempsey, Wyke, Rigg.