Tommy Wright says there is more pressure on struggling Notts County than Carlisle United ahead of tonight’s clash at Meadow Lane.

The Magpies are second bottom of League Two with just three league wins to their name ahead of the Blues’ visit.

Caretaker Steve Chettle is set to be in charge for the final time before new manager Neal Ardley takes over.

While United are looking to bounce back from Saturday’s defeat to Forest Green, assistant boss Wright says County’s problems are bigger.

“They’re a big club that’s spent a lot of money, brought a manager in, changed the manager, and brought another manager in,” Wright said.

“They’ve spent thousands on their budget and expected to be at the top of the league.

“I think there’ll be more pressure on them.

“If we’re disappointed and feel a bit in turmoil [after a defeat], imagine how it is there.”

Wright added: “It’s up to us. If we play well we’ve got talented players who can hurt the opposition.

“We’ve got to go there and play, be better without the ball and with it, but especially without it. We’ve got to be more determined.

“It’s not [for us to] worry about what they’re doing – we worry about what we’re doing.”

United are again set to be without Danny Grainger and Tom Parkes.

The game sees John Sheridan return to the club he managed for eight months before being sacked in acrimonious circumstances in January 2017.

Asked if the Blues boss would have a point to prove to his old club, Wright said: “I think when you go back to your old club as a player, coach or manager it’s natural you want to win there.

“I’m sure he’ll want to win. But he’ll want to win for Carlisle as much as beating Notts County.”

Notts caretaker Chettle has said he will be discussing the game with former Wimbledon boss Ardley, who is currently on holiday.

The Magpies drew 1-1 at Morecambe on Saturday. Chettle said: “I know Neal watched the game from afar and I’m sure he’ll have an input [tonight] and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

Notts, who are winless in seven, will be without Enzio Boldewijn (knee). Jon Stead and Kane Hemmings could return.