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CAPITAL ONE CUP: United to face QPR in round two

13 August 2015

United handed a trip into London in the Capital One Cup

Carlisle United have been handed a 624-mile round trip to Loftus Road to face Championship side QPR in the second round of this season's Capital One Cup competition.

The Cumbrians beat League One outfit Chesterfield in extra time on Tuesday night to book their place in tonight's draw and will now travel into London week commencing 24 August for their next tie.

QPR, relegated from the Premier League last season, brushed Yeovil aside at Huish Park on Tuesday night with goals from Polter, Emmanuel-Thomas and Onuoha.

The sides last met in this competition in August 2008 when a second half hat-trick from Emmanuel Ledesma cemented a 4-0 home victory for the R's, despite a strong first half showing from the travelling Blues. 

Current United midfielder Angelo Balanta played 20 minutes for the hosts as he continued his progression through the ranks and into the first team environment in W12.

United manager Keith Curle said: "I can honestly say there are nothing but positive memories from my time spent as assistant manager at QPR.

"I joined the club with Neil Warnock and we managed to halt the slide towards relegation before we could then begin the difficult task of turning things round.

"We set about creating a winning mentality, in a very similar way to what I am trying to do here at Carlisle United at the moment, and we went on a run which took is into the Premier League as champions of the division.

"It's a trip I'm looking forward to but, and let's make no mistake, we have some very important league business to attend to over the course of the next few weeks. Our focus has to be on that, starting with the visit of Cambridge this weekend."

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