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Match preview: Carlisle United

3 December 2021

Match Previews

Match preview: Carlisle United

3 December 2021

Take a look at the latest stats and facts ahead of Town's second round Emirates FA Cup fixture with Carlisle United.

Shrewsbury Town take a break from Sky Bet League One action this weekend as the make the long journey up north to face League Two side Carlisle United in the Second Round of the Emirates FA Cup.

Spirits are high in Shropshire at the moment following two impressive results at Montgomery Waters Meadow in Salop’s last two games. A 1-1 draw against Sunderland last Wednesday and a 1-0 win over Charlton Athletic on Saturday saw Salop climb out of the League One relegation zone.

Carlisle are not having the best of times in League Two so far this season. They have only won three league games this season and are only one point above the relegation zone. The Cumbrians are still adapting to life under new boss Keith Miller who took over at the end of October. Form has improved for Carlisle though under Miller as they have only lost two of their eight games in all competitions.

Name: Carlisle United

Founded: 1896 (125 years ago), as Shaddongate United

Chairman: Andrew Jenkins

Biggest Victory: 8-0 vs Hartlepool United, Division Three North, September 1928

Biggest Defeat: 1-11 vs Hull City, Division Three North, January 1939

Highest League Finish: 22nd Football League Division One, 1974-75

One to Watch: Zach Clough

Having joined in the summer following his release from Wigan Athletic, Clough has cemented himself as a regular starter for Carlisle this season. Goals have been hard to come by for Carlisle this season, only scoring 13 so far this season. Clough has only scored two goals this season but will be hoping to pick up a few more against Salop on Saturday.


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