CURLE’S SEEKING HOME COMFORT
KEITH Curle admits Carlisle are desperate to return to Brunton Park after playing their last three “home” matches at alternative venues.
Floods in Cumbria led to the League Two club switching fixtures over the festive period to Preston, Blackburn and Blackpool but, for Curle, there’s simply no place like home.
“We’ve made no secret of the fact that we want to get back to Brunton Park as quickly as possible,” he said.
“The help we’ve had from the football family has been very well received, but I think the novelty has worn off for the players, management and the supporters.We want to be back at home.
“I feel for the players because there is an advantage of playing your games on your own pitch
“The preparation, the familiarity with your surroundings and the mental aspect for away teams having to come all the way up here does have an impact on them.
“Having said that, the travelling we have to do isn’t taking its toll because the rest and recuperation for the players has helped them to cope.”
HOMESICK: Keith Curle