A host of former Carlisle United players will be hoping to make headlines in the FA Cup this weekend.

While the current Blues team are hoping to avoid an upset against Horsham, a number of ex-United men elsewhere will be out to make it a memorable weekend with first round underdogs.

One player whose efforts will be televised is Banbury United defender Kelvin Langmead.

He is best remembered to Carlisle fans for the goal at Mansfield Town in 2004 that helped prolong the Blues’ unlikely Division Three survival fight under Paul Simpson.

Seventeen years on, the 36-year-old will be part of a Banbury side who are unbeaten in 19 games in league and cup ahead of their home encounter with Barrow on Saturday.

The Southern Premier side’s bid for cup glory against Mark Cooper's south Cumbrians is being televised live on ITV4 on Saturday.

A couple of ex-Blues will be out to knock big-spending Salford City out of the competition, meanwhile.

Dagenham & Redbridge, eighth in the National League, can call on Angelo Balanta and Mo Sagaf as they take on Gary Bowyer’s League Two side.

News and Star: Angelo Balanta, front left (photo: Paula Thanner)Angelo Balanta, front left (photo: Paula Thanner)

Forward Balanta was with the Cumbrians from 2015-16 while midfielder Sagaf was a United player from 2019-20. Both men have been regulars for the Daggers so far in 2021/22 and their tie on Monday night is live on ITV4.

Another National League player hoping to cause an upset is former Blues centre-half Byron Webster.

News and Star: Byron Webster, left (photo: PA)Byron Webster, left (photo: PA)

The experienced defender, who was part of United’s 2019/20 strugglers under Steven Pressley and Chris Beech, will bid to help Bromley bridge a two-division gap and bring down Rotherham United.

Bromley are currently riding high in fourth place in the National League, with hosts Rotherham third in League One.

Two ex-United centre-halves at Wrexham will aim to take an EFL scalp, meanwhile, on first round weekend.

Aaron Hayden, who the Blues sold to the big-spending National League club this summer, will head to Yorkshire to take on Harrogate Town, with Shaun Brisley – a Blues player from 2016-7 – also in the Red Dragons’ ranks. Wrexham sit 13th in non-league’s top tier with Harrogate seventh in League Two.

News and Star: Aaron Hayden, centre (photo: PA)Aaron Hayden, centre (photo: PA)

Former Blues striker Paddy Madden will be hoping for a cup weekend to remember when Stockport County go to Bolton Wanderers on Sunday.

Madden, a United player from 2011-13, joined the well-heeled Hatters from Fleetwood Town in March and has four goals this season ahead of Dave Challinor’s first game in charge. County sit ninth in the National League as they take on Ian Evatt’s Bolton, 16th in League One.

National League North side Gateshead will be aiming to topple Altrincham from the division above, with ex-Blues frontmen Adam Campbell and Cedwyn Scott at their disposal for the home tie.

News and Star: Cedwyn Scott (photo: Richard Parkes)Cedwyn Scott (photo: Richard Parkes)

Hartlepool United’s cluster of ex-Carlisle men – Gary Liddle, Mark Cullen, Jordan Cook, Olufela Olomola, Martin Smith, plus caretaker boss Antony Sweeney and coaches Clint Hill and Jake Simpson – go to League One’s fourth-placed side Wycombe.

Similarly, Scunthorpe United of League Two take on Doncaster Rovers of League One with former Carlisle striker Ryan Loft hoping to help the EFL’s bottom side to an upset, while Oldham Athletic’s Hallam Hope will, er, hope to get the better of Ipswich Town at Portman Road, Northampton Town’s Jack Sowerby takes on Cambridge United from the division above, Swindon Town’s Harry McKirdy goes to another former club in Crewe Alexandra, Port Vale’s David Amoo faces Accrington Stanley and Bristol Rovers’ Nick Anderton faces Oxford United.

News and Star: Harry McKirdy (photo: PA)Harry McKirdy (photo: PA)

In the off-field ranks, meanwhile, Kidderminster - sixth in National League North - will be hoping to get the better of National League high-fliers Grimsby. Harriers' manager is the former Blues midfielder Russell Penn.

News and Star: Russell Penn (photo: Barbara Abbott)Russell Penn (photo: Barbara Abbott)

Another former United figure will be hoping his club has a cup day to celebrate. Ex-Carlisle manager Greg Abbott has a consultancy role at Solihull Moors under boss Neal Ardley. The National League’s sixth-placed side go to Wigan Athletic, who are top of League One.