Date: 17th February 2016 at 7:59pm
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Between the disappointment of the defeat at Rodney Parade against Newport on Saturday and the draw at Accrington’s Crown Ground on Tuesday Carlisle did get the boost of Keith Curle committing his future to the club.

A new deal has long been in the pipeline with this officially signed off this week with the former England defender signing a deal until the summer of 2018 with Andrew Jenkins telling the Official Website he was pleased to get this done and dusted.

‘We’re pleased that it’s all put to bed. We’ve always had a good relationship with Keith and we were always in agreement on the basics.’

The chairman went onto praise the impact he’s had since replacing Graham Kavanagh in September 2014 with him bringing in a number of ‘working practices’ he’s not seen before with ‘the planning and preparation that goes into matches, assessments and players is different to what I’ve seen from other management teams.’

A chance to close the gap on Carlisle and the play-offs might have been missed, then again technically gained with a point at Accrington, but there’s still time to achieve what is wanted from this season.

Curle added he’s looking forward to continuing his journey with the club.

‘When I came into the football club I came with the ambition of being here on a long-term journey. I think this club is well below where it needs to be, and where it can be, and I’m very excited by the prospect of being a part of taking this football club on a journey.’

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