All you need to know about the Cumbrians...
If you're travelling to Carlisle tomorrow you might find this Going Away special from the Millers' Matchday programme against Stevenage handy. Here you will find directions, parking suggestions and what you can do to pass the time.
Where is it?
Carlisle is in Cumbria, only around eight miles from the border between England and Scotland.
How do I get there?
Take the M1 north from Rotherham and then join the M62 west bound at Leeds. Follow the M62 (which becomes the M60) until junction 14. At junction 14, join the M61 towards Preston. When the M61 joins the M6, continue on the M6 north until junction 43 at Carlisle. Take the first exit at the end of the sliproad onto the A69 and the ground is about a mile down the road on the right hand side.
To go by train, take a train from Rotherham to Meadowhall, then from Meadowhall to Manchester Piccadilly. From Manchester Piccadilly take a train to Carlisle. The ground is about a 20 minute walk from the station.
Where do I park?
There is street parking around the ground, otherwise the club car park charges £2.50 per car.
What is there to do?
With Carlisle being in Cumbria, it is very close to the Lake District National Park, home to some of the best scenery in the country, so if you are able to make a weekend of it, a stay in the Lakes is highly recommended. In Carlisle itself, things to do include the Solway Aviation and Tullie House Museums, Carlisle Cathedral and just outside of Carlisle is the famous Hadrian’s Wall.
Who should I look out for?
The Cumbrians’ top scorer is former Liverpool forward David Amoo, who has bagged 11 goals so far this term so will be a threat for the Millers backline. Elsewhere James Berrett has impressed in the Carlisle midfield, while Graham Kavanagh’s side also boasts two loanees from Manchester United in midfielder Charni Ekangamene and Sam Byrne.
Who will I recognise on the pitch?
There are no former Millers currently with the Cumbrians but their most well-known player is former Spurs full-back Pascal Chimbonda, who was an unused substitute for France in the 2006 World Cup Final.
Who will I recognise in the stand?
Local girl and TV presenter Helen Skelton is a Cumbrians fan and is regularly seen at games, while Emmerdale actor Roxanne Pallet who played Jo Sugden in Emmerdale was not only a fan, but also reportedly dated club legend and former captain Peter Murphy.
What happened last time we were there?
The Millers last visited Brunton Park in October 2006. Delroy Facey gave the travelling fans something to cheer with the opening goal but a second half equaliser from Kevin Gray gave Carlisle a share of the spoils.