Clever Curle’s Carlisle in Cap­i­tal One box seat

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS -

FOR­GET Christ­mas trees and diamond for­ma­tions, Carlisle United boss Keith Curle has come up with a new one – the box.

In his 3-2-4-1 sys­tem for last Tues­day’s 2-1 Cap­i­tal One Cup vic­tory at QPR, the ex-Eng­land in­ter­na­tional fielded two de­fen­sive mid­field­ers and two at­tack­ing mid­field­ers to stump the hosts.

He said:“We only had two days to work on it – we wanted to flood an area.We weren’t try­ing to rein­vent the wheel, we wanted to get the ball down, pass and move.”

With the sys­tem com­ing up trumps, Curle may de­cide to give it another air­ing at Liver­pool in the next round. Or has he got any­thing else in his box of tricks?

BRAIN­BOX: Curle’s new mid­field for­ma­tion was too much for QPR

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