After the sacking of Greg Abbott, Carlisle United caretaker manager Graham Kavanagh has managed to do himself no harm by getting the club to 2 consecutive victories. He said after the 1-3 win over Stevenage during the weekend that he would like to be considered for the permanent position. The win over Stevenage helped Carlisle United move into the 15th position of the table. Kavanagh has said that he has made no secret that he would one day want to become the permanent manager and the work he has done so far as a caretaker manager will certainly help him.

Abbott was sacked by the club two weeks ago after the club were without a win in the first six matches of the season. Since Kavanagh’s arrival, the club has taken six points and have conceded just one goal. They beat one of the contenders for promotion – Sheffield United – last weekend by 1-0. This was followed by a 3-1 win over Stevenage during the weekend. Miller opened the scoring for Carlisle after just 27 minutes. Even though Stevenage equalised through a penalty from Pansey in the 59th minute, they were unable to prevent Carlisle from scoring two more goals in the second half.

Kavanagh has said that the counter attacking abilities of the team are fantastic at the moment.

“I think everyone can see I’ve done myself a little bit of a favour. Let’s see what this week holds. I’ve said from the outset I want the job, and I think we’re showing we – because it’s about all the staff – are capable of doing the job. As we are at the moment we look a very good counter-attacking team, and there’s no shame in that, that’s the way we set up. It’s about taking the shackles off,” said Kavanagh.