Paul Simpson, the manager of Carlisle United, reveals a letter from Derby County as a plea.

Carlisle United boss Paul Simpson reveals Derby County letter as plea made

Latest Derby County news from Derbyshire Live brings you what Simpson has said after Derby County fans contacted him with a request for tickets

Carlisle United boss Paul Simpson has revealed he has had a letter from Derby County fans asking for tickets ahead of their clash tomorrow.

But the former Rams favourite says he cannot help them ahead of the League One game at Brunton Park. Derby have sold their allocation of more than 1,500 tickets as Paul Warne’s side looks to build on their win over Lincoln City in midweek.

And it has not stopped some supporters from asking Simpson to assist them in acquiring more with Carlisle expecting their biggest crowd of the season so far.

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“It’s the next one in League One for us, a brilliant game to look forward to,” Simpson told the News and Star. “We have to make sure we don’t think about the occasion, we have to think about the game of football and go about it properly.


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“We know our supporters will come and back us, and I know what Derby County fans are like – they’re sold out and they’ll be desperately trying to get tickets.

“In fact, I’ve had a letter from Derby fans asking if I can help to get more for them, which I won’t be. We want our fans to come in and it’s up to us to put the performance on to keep them singing right through to the end.”


Simpson is fondly remembered for a wonderful five-year spell as a player and also spent time as the club’s assistant manager under Steve McClaren. Luke Plange and Callum Guy, who also played for Derby, will be in the Carlisle squad and Simpson is relishing the task in front of them.

“They’re all big games at this level of games but we’re looking forward to it,” he said. We have to remember that we’re a big club as well. We know we’ve got to make sure we’re good on the day and we’ve got to do it properly. It’s looking like it’s going to be an incredible crowd with their away fans and our home fans. We’ve just got to continue the good stuff that we’ve been doing and keep building on it.”

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