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8th november 2002 
Carlisle Utd
At Aggborough
9/11/02 3:00pm
Tomorrow is one of the games we dread, along with Macclesfield, at Aggborough.  Yes, this Saturday we take on party poopers Carlisle Utd.

I don't need to go over our record against them, just click on some of our previous results against them and recoil in horror.

Some things never change and after what seems an eternity Carlisle are still going through a bad patch.  They've had Chairman troubles, managerial difficulties, lack of a squad and struggled to get out of the bottom places year after year.

This year has been no different with John Courtenay replacing the notorious Michael Knighton in the boardroom and Roddy Collins replacing er...himself in the Managers hotseat.  For some reason he was sacked last April but found himself re-instated at the start of this season.

Collins has recently been trying to save United from relegation, again, by bringing back keeper Matt Glennon from Hull City and is now trying to bring back another former player, Newcastle United youngster Stuart Green.

Green, who spent a period on loan at the club last season, has been on loan at Hull City this season.
City have now offered Newcastle 150K for Green but it is believed the deal has hit a stumbling block over a sell on clause, with Newcastle wanting 50% of any future transfer fees.

"Anything Hull offer Newcastle and Stuart Green, we will match," said Collins.  "Stuart Green is a true Blue and he said during the summer he would love to play for Carlisle.
If it wasn't for circumstances last season, he would still be at the club.  We can't do anything until January because of the transfer window but, when he is available, we want him".

Yeh right!

Hull have the upperhand at the moment due to having Green currently on loan.  This means that they are able to sign him permanently before January.

Carlisle have also been rumoured to be looking at a Premiership player in the past few days, one who played for his team in midweek.  Carlisle must be rolling in money!

Second from bottom Carlisle were boosted by Richie Foran's shock return to the side for last Saturday's victory over Oxford Utd.

He had fractured his cheekbone against Bournemouth in September and was not expected to be back in first team action for at least another two weeks.  He came on as a sub last week and is now hoping for a full game.

Missing from the Utd line-up will be Stuart Bell and Lee Andrews.  Bell is out long term and Andrews has an ankle ligament injury.

Just coming back from a similar injury is Lee Maddison and he is expected to play on Saturday as is Michael Taylor.  He has just recovered from a hamstring injury.

Ian Foster One not playing this weekend will be Mark Macgennis.  He was signed on a months contract after leaving Coventry in the summer and scored once in seven appearances for the club but he has now walked out on them saying that he didn't want to play for them any more.

After being without a game last week due to some nasty weather on the South Coast we should be almost at full strength.

Mark Blake is definitely out but it won't be long till he starts playing again and Adie's still out with his hamstring problem.  Bo's the only other one with a ? over his head.  He would have missed the Torquay game after picking up a thigh injury during training last Friday and will be facing a late fitness test before the Carlisle game.

Ian Foster will be standing by to replace him.

Also missing will be Andy Ducros.  He has gone back to his old club, Nuneaton, on a month long loan to give him some much needed match practice.

Don't forget the head2head for the latest stats on this game.  Click below. Teams

Harriers from:
Brock, Danby, Joy, Stamps, Melligan, Coleman, Ayres, Hinton, Williams, Parrish, Sall, Flynn, Bennett, Shilton, Doyle, Foster, Broughton, Henriksen, Lower.

Carlisle from:
Glennon, Keen, Weaver, Shelley, Byrne, Murphy, Taylor, Kelly, McGill, Summerbell, Osman, McDonagh, Sutton, Foran, Farrell, Baldacchino, Maddison, Molloy, Dickinson, Jack, Slaven, Nixon, Wake, Prosser, Robson.
Season 01/02 Season 00/01
Carlisle 1 - 0 Harriers
Harriers 0 - 1 Carlisle
Harriers 0 - 2 Carlisle (FA Cup)
Harriers 2 - 2 Carlisle
Harriers 2 - 1 Carlisle   (LDV)
Carlisle 2 - 0 Harriers

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