Nicky Adams thinks Carlisle United's players will be 'ready' for their League Two run-in

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Nicky Adams came on for James Bailey against Stevenage
Nicky Adams came on for James Bailey against Stevenage

Midfielder Nicky Adams thinks Carlisle United’s players will be “ready” for their final three league games this season as they look to get back in the League Two play-offs.

The Blues dropped out of the top seven places on Monday after their 1-1 draw against Stevenage, with Blackpool beating leaders Doncaster to leapfrog Keith Curle’s men on goal difference.

Manager Curle has predicted there will be plenty more twists and turns in the battle to reach throughout the final three matches of the season, with a host of teams still in the running.

And experienced attacking midfielder Adams, who returned from injury this week, is confident if the Blues take care of their own results, the teams above them will falter.

He said: “There are some good teams [in the play-offs]. But, even where we are [outside the play-offs], there are some other good teams that are going to be in the mix.

“We have got to make sure we take care of business because people will slip-up and we have got to be there to take advantage of that. But I think we’re more than ready.”

After back-to-back draws against Hartlepool and Stevenage over the Easter period, Carlisle know there will now be little margin for error in their play-off bid.

United will look to get back to form on Saturday with a win as they travel to strugglers Crawley, before hosting relegation-threatened Newport in their final home match, with their last game of the campaign away at another play-off rival, Exeter.

Adams, who himself had a spell with Crawley, added: “We know what we have to do. It’s three tough games – there are no easy ones in this league.

“Crawley will be a tough game. I played there myself. They are a good team in their own right.

“Then Newport, they will probably be playing for survival, so that will be a very, very tough game. And then the last game is Exeter. So, that could be a team we are fighting to play in the play-offs.

“There are no easy games. But we know what our job is now. The lads are ready.”

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