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Match preview: Pools travel to Carlisle

17 January 2022

After defeat at Bristol Rovers on Saturday, Hartlepool United are looking to get back to winning ways as they visit Carlisle United on Tuesday. Despite controlling much of the game at the Memorial Stadium, Pools were stunned by two late goals and came away from Bristol with nothing to show for their efforts.
Fan information
Tickets can be purchased inside the ticket office until 1.30pm today and then they will be available at Brunton Park from the ticket office.
The Opposition
Carlisle are currently 20th in League Two, sitting two points behind Pools and seven points clear of Scunthorpe in the final relegation place. They've won six of their league games this season, including three of their last five. In that period, victories over Stevenage, Scunthorpe, and Bradford were bookended by a defeat by Mansfield and a draw with Crawley last time out.
The side is led by former Brentford, Watford, and Bristol City defender Keith Millen, appointed in October 2021 after Chris Beech left the club. Familiar names in the Carlisle squad include Lewis Alessandra and Gime Toure, both of whom played for Pools.
The History
The teams have played each other 107 times in the past, including twice already this season after clashes in the league and Papa John's Trophy. Before this season's fixtures, a Rhys Oates goal gave Pools a share of the points in a 1-1 draw last time out. On that day, now-Poolie Gary Liddle played for the Blues, while now-Carlisle striker Alessandra was in the Pools starting 11.
Team News
Jamie Sterry serves the first of his two-game ban after his red card at Bristol on Saturday, with Reagan Ogle the most likely candidate to replace him. Jake Hull made a late cameo on Saturday and Marcus Carver gave a good first impression. Now, both will want to be more involved and push towards their first victories in a Pools shirt.
How to Follow
If you're not making the trip to Carlisle, coverage is available via iFollow where you can live stream the game. Alex Chandy will be joined by Chief operating officer, Stephen Hobin to talk you through all the action. 

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