Blues boss John Sheridan insists he is more concerned with his own team than worrying about a new-manager bounce at Swindon today.

Carlisle chief Sheridan goes up against his former Oldham player and coach Richie Wellens, who takes charge of his first game at the County Ground (kick-off 3pm).

Wellens was drafted in by the Robins this week after the sacking of Phil Brown and ex-United boss Neil McDonald.

Sheridan, though, said he is more focused on what his United side can do than the potential impact of a new face on the home side.

“Swindon are a bit like Crewe [who we played last week] - a good footballing side, they’ve always played like that, and I know Richie really well,” Sheridan said.

“I brought him in last year when I was at Oldham, as a coach.

“He was one of the best players I managed too - he played under me and he’s a great lad as well.

“I’m pleased he’s back in work but hopefully we’ll go and take the three points off them.

“I don’t worry about their position. I worry about my team.

"If I [concentrate] on us, and I know how we’re gonna play, we can win a lot of games.”

As they return to league action after two cup games, United will hope to reduce the five-point gap to the play-offs.

Wellens has said he expects Sheridan to continue with his three-defender system in Wiltshire today.

The new Robins boss has also pledged a style of play that “keeps the ball on the floor” at League Two’s 17th-placed club.

Blues’ first-team coach Paul Murray says United will know what to expect today.

“I’ve played in a few charity games with Richie and I know him pretty well,” Murray said.

“He’s already come out in the press and said he wants to play football.

“If he wants to do that, fair enough – we can combat that.

“Our set up away from home is always good. We’re solid and we’ll be looking to get another good result.”

Sheridan will be expected to recall in-form Jamie Devitt after he was left on the bench for Tuesday’s Checkatrade Trophy exit against Stoke Under-21s.

Mike Jones, Richie Bennett and Anthony Gerrard could also come back into the side.