Carlisle United’s rivals Macclesfield are facing a further rap from the EFL - as they try to boost their League Two survival hopes tomorrow.

The third-bottom Silkmen, who are two points below the Blues, have been charged with misconduct after failing to fulfil last month’s home game against Plymouth.

The game was suspended after the Moss Rose club were issued with a zero capacity notice by the Safety Advisory Group.

Macclesfield have already been docked six points - with a further four suspended - over failing to pay players on time and the postponement of their game against Crewe earlier in December after players went on strike.

The club are appealing against that decision.

That rearranged Crewe game is being played tomorrow night.

Owner Amar Alkadhi last week said he had accepted "bids in principle" to sell the troubled club.

That came after Macclesfield saw a winding-up petition over an unpaid tax bill adjourned for the 10th time.

They last week appointed Mark Kennedy as their third manager of the season following Daryl McMahon's resignation.