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MANAGER: Changing room needs a reaction

2 January 2015

Manager Keith Curle ahead of the Newport County game

Manager Keith Curle spoke to us about the weekend trip to face Newport.

“The changing room needs a reaction this weekend,” he said. “We need to show everybody what we’re about. We’ve had glimpses of it against Northampton and Morecambe where we showed how far we’d come as a football club. I don’t think those performances were there when I first walked into this club. 

“The result and performance against York reminded us how far we have got to go and, let’s be honest, there is a long way for us still to go.” 

“I’ve been out and about over the last few days and I’ve spoken to a few supporters who were at the Morecambe game,” he explained. “They told me they haven’t been able to enjoy a team performance like that for a long time. After the game the staff and the players didn’t just want to give a casual wave to the supporters. We went up and got touch tight to show how much we do appreciate what they do for us.

“We know these performances are there and we also know we let the fans down by the actions of some of our players over the weekend. We’ve addressed it and we need to move on.” 

“The lads are ready for the battle the new year brings, but what we do need is the support of the Carlisle United fans,” he told us. “Yes, some of the players have made mistakes and it’s disappointing that it’s been done in front of the paying public. The details of it have gone national with the media coverage it got, and it’s being talked about throughout our industry. 

“We want to be in the spotlight, but not because of what players are doing off the field. It has to be about what players are doing, or trying to do on the pitch. That’s where things need to change.”

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