The News & Star today sat down with Carlisle United owner Tom Piatak to discuss a range of hot topics at Brunton Park.

Our in-depth interview covered a host of on and off-field subjects at the Blues.

We will be making the interview available in three parts.

PART ONE: On the pitch - this part covers United's struggles in League One, the owners' faith in Paul Simpson, accountability, expectations for the rest of the season, planning for 2024/25 and what the new owners have already earned.

PART TWO: Training ground - this part covers the latest in the major off-field project at United, including a preferred site, the next steps in the process, how the cost could be met, timescales for different stages and more.

PART THREE: Finances, stadium and the USA - this part covers the club's debt, the sustainability of their transfer spending, the owners' plans for Brunton Park, the prospect of links between United and Jacksonville, and advice from other American figures.

While some of the interview will be free to read, subscribers will be able to hear each part first and in full, starting on Friday morning.

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