Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott has said that he will be looking to bring in quick players over the course of the summer transfer window in order to strengthen the squad. Carlisle United lost as much as seven important players recently, and Abbott has said that he will be strengthening the team by bringing players with pace. He has said that energy has been one of the weaknesses for the team this season. The club finished the League One season in the 17th position – just a couple of places above the relegation zone. Abbott has said that he wants the next season to the challenging for promotion.
Abbott’s own future at Carlisle United is under a cloud of doubt, but he has been carrying out scouting missions of late. A negative goal difference of 21 is primarily due to their inability to stretch defences according to Abbott. He says that the arrival of faster players will help them in this regard. It is thought that Carlisle will be making a lot of signings from the non-league, as they have been scouting in this division consistently over the last few weeks. Abbott is expected to sign a new one-year contract with the club along with his staff.
“I think we need some real energy and pace in the team to put teams on the back foot. When all else is wrong, you are looking to stick the ball out to the wide players who can go by people, or even down the middle to run onto a ball over the top. We haven’t got too many players who can stretch the game. That has been evident over the season,” said Abbott. Carlisle managed a run of just three victories in the last 10 matches, which was partly responsible for their poor league position.