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Friday, 28 November 2014

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Greg Abbott calls on fans to believe in Carlisle Utd promotion push

Greg Abbott today called for an end to the negativity surrounding Carlisle United and urged fans to believe in their promotion push.

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Greg Abbott

The Blues manager has already banged the drum for bigger crowds at Brunton Park to get behind Carlisle’s play-off bid.

And Abbott has followed that appeal with an attack on the doom-and-gloom merchants who repeatedly write his team off. United’s boss was responding to a question about Carlisle’s home form, which has seen the seventh-placed Blues go 13 matches without defeat at Brunton Park.

Abbott said: “That’s not something I think about – I just like people to praise us and credit us when it is due. I want everybody else to do it, not just me. I’m sick of hearing that we can’t do this, we can’t do that, we’re not this and not the other.

“Do you know what? There is something we can do, because we’re sitting seventh in the table.”

Abbott says bigger gates could help him sign a loan player to boost the promotion push whilst giving his current side the extra backing they deserve.

“Things are that tight with the gates that it stops you progressing,” he said.

“But we are giving everything we have got. We are not Huddersfield or Charlton or Sheffield Wednesday who can change three or four players when we have poor performances. We have a small group without great depth but they are performing admirably.

“Sheffield Wednesday had 36,000 fans the other week.

“Why don’t we pat ourselves on the back when we have beaten a side [Rochdale] who they failed to beat?”

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