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By , May 12, 2012 11:37 am

Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott has said that he needs only two more signings in the summer in order to make the team compete in the play-offs next season. Carlisle United narrowly missed out on the opportunity to play in the play-offs. They finished the season in the eighth position only four points behind Stevenage in the final play-offs position. Unlike some of the managers who have been demanding a lot of players in order to get into the top six, Greg Abbott has said that he needs only two more signings in the summer so that the club can challenge for the play-offs next season.

Greg Abbott has also expressed his confidence that the players like James Berrett, Tom Taiwo, Francois Zoko, Peter Murphy and Frank Simek, who have been influential for the club this season, will stay beyond this season as well. The club are looking at the possibility of tying them on new contracts, but there has been tremendous interest from clubs in the Championship. As a result, Greg Abbott has said that it will be more difficult to keep these players at the club than signing new ones in the summer. However, he is trying his level best in order to ensure that they remain Carlisle United players next season.

“The key is keeping that group together, the majority of it. If I can do that, I’ve got a really good summer to look forward to, because I only think we’ll need one or two. The key is keeping the group together and that’s going to be very, very difficult in the circumstances. A lot of the players want to stay here, because they enjoy working at the football club, they enjoy working with me and the rest of the staff,” Abbott said.