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Match preview: Fleetwood Town v Carlisle United

8 August 2017

Match Previews

Match preview: Fleetwood Town v Carlisle United

8 August 2017

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The Cod Army get their Carabao Cup campaign underway on Tuesday as they welcome Cumbrian side Carlisle United to Highbury.

The two sides last met in the Checkatrade Trophy last season where the Blues ran out 4-2 winners. 

Last Time Out

Town began their League One season with a perfect three points as Conor McAleny’s brace helped Town to a 2-0 win over Rotherham United. Both sides had goals ruled out for offside before McAleny fired in a double either side of half time.

Carlisle began their League Two season with a defeat at the hands of division newcomers Swindon. In an entertaining game at Brunton Park, the Robins took a 2-0 lead with goals from Luke Norris and Paul Mullin. Luke Joyce pegged Swindon’s lead back to just one, but the away side went home with all three points. 

Ones To Watch

Winger Nicky Adams has played for a host of clubs in the Football League with notable spells Rochdale, Bury and Crawley. Joining from Northampton in 2016, Adams is a playmaker and can threaten any defence with his fast wing play.

Another former Bury man in Carlisle’s ranks is striker Hallam Hope, enjoying his second spell at Brunton Park. Hope has represented England at under-16 to under-19 level and is a graduate of Everton’s academy system. After numerous loan spells, Hope joined Bury on a permanent basis, scoring six times, before his loan at Carlisle became permanent this summer.

One player who could feature on Tuesday night is 20-year-old Samir Nabi. Younger brother of Peterbrough’s Adil, Nabi signed for Carlisle from Delhi Dynamos in March, and like his brother began his career as a youngster at West Bromwich Albion. 

Ticket News

Tickets are still available for all supporters. Fans are advised to buy in advance of the match, either online here, at the ticket office at Highbury Stadium, or by calling 01253 775080. Adult tickets start from just £12!

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