Match Preview | Wanderers v Carlisle United

Carlisle preview

Wanderers go in search of their fourth straight win in all competitions this weekend with Carlisle United the visitors to the Toughsheet Community Stadium.

Ian Evatt’s men have put in a string of battling performances in circumstances which have seen the squad’s resilience tested with a list of injuries and suspensions to deal with.

And another tough test stands in their way if that fine form is to continue.

Manager quotes

Ian Evatt: “We have had two really important wins; two good wins, two different wins. We know Saturday is going to be challenging again. They're bringing a huge away following so we need our fans to be as noisy as possible to back the players.

“They have done that superbly all season and if they can lift them for one last push, we can then re-set a little bit and get some bodies back. It's a hugely important game and could put us in a really good position.”


Carlisle Manager Paul Simpson: “Bolton are a good side and will fully expect to be in those top places at the end of the season. They’ve got a strong group and they’ve scored a lot of goals too.

“It’s a challenge for us but these are the games you want to play in. There will be 20,000 plus attending and we’ll have an unbelievable away support and we’ve got to go and rise to the occasion.”

Team News

Victor Adeboyejo is back in contention after missing the last two games with a knock.

Gethin Jones serves the last game of his three-match suspension whilst Ricardo Almeida Santos, Paris Maghoma, Carlos Mendes Gomes and Geroge Johnston are all still sidelined with their respective injuries.

Form guide

The Cumbrians will be boosted by a dramatic 96th minute equaliser against Peterborough United during midweek in a game that finished 1-1.

Having said that, Carlisle’s last victory came against Shrewsbury Town on the 2nd September so they’ll be eager to get back that winning feeling.

Following promotion from Sky Bet League Two last campaign, Paul Simpson’s side have won one, drawn five and lost five so far this season. That positions United in 20th place, just outside the drop zone.

As for Wanderers, a hard-fought 3-2 win over Stevenage on Tuesday was the perfect back up to last Saturday’s 1-0 win away at Port Vale.

Saturday will be the second of three consecutive home games for the Whites who currently sit third in the table.



Referee: Sebastian Stockbridge

Assistant Referees: Steven Rushton and Lee Freeman

Fourth Official: Richie Watkins


Saturday, 3pm


We advise supporters to purchase their tickets online here in advance of arriving at the stadium to avoid the queues.


Supporters living outside of the UK can watch the game live via Wanderers TV with a match pass, which can be purchased HERE

Alternatively, UK supporters can listen to live full match commentary on Wanderers TV HERE.

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