Carlisle striker issues defiant message after strong start

Carlisle striker Richie Bennett has issued a bullish statement, claiming they won’t be looking at a league table until after Christmas.

The statement is clearly designed to give the impression of them not focusing ion anyone else other than themselves, but the notion that they won’t know where they are in the league is utterly absurd.

“It’s always nice to be up there or thereabouts,” he told local press after the impressive win at Cambridge left them somewhere in the league. “But me personally, and the other lads are the same, we won’t be watching the table until Christmas time. That’s when you can start thinking about pushing on and having a real good chance of getting to the play-offs.”

Bennett has three goals to his name so far this season and is hoping to prove he’s now settled at Brunton Park after a tough first season, following his move from National League side Barrow.

“The goals have never worried me – I know that will come if I keep getting in the right positions,” he said. “But it’s also about holding the ball up, and trying to help the team get us up that pitch.”

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Of course he looks at a league table, you’re not telling me they don’t have their own team selected as being followed on FIFA, or they don’t watch Sky Sports News!

The idea is, of course, to demonstrate they’re remaining focused on their immediate task and not getting carried away which is fair enough. For the record Richie, you’re fourth.

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