It has been another good week for Carlisle United and all the news coming out of Brunton Park at the moment is positive.

I would like to say a big well done to Blues boss Steven Pressley and his players for continuing their recent momentum as they claimed a 1-0 victory at Port Vale on Saturday when a James Gibbons own goal decided the game after home striker Ricky Miller had been sent off.

That success means in-form United have won eight of their last nine League Two matches. Once again, there was a superb away support from the Cumbrians with just shy of 500 fans making the trip.

The last two performances have not been the best from United but, after 90 minutes, they have been walking off the pitch after both games having earned all three points.

Ultimately, that is all that really matters, and it shows the character is there within the squad.

There have also been plenty of new signings coming through the door at Carlisle in the past week.

All the new additions appear to be of good calibre with Callum O’Hare, in particular, having been in and around Aston Villa’s squad. Everyone at the club most now be thinking: “We are really going for promotion, here”.

It has been quite quiet throughout most of January in terms of transfer news and, to be honest, I think most of the United supporters were taken aback by the three signings that were made on Tuesday.

Of course, you do need a good squad, and not just a good starting XI.

That was typified by the injury new man Arthur Gnahoua picked up at the weekend on his debut, which looks like it might rule him out for a little while. It shows how quickly players can pick up injuries and the situation with a manager’s playing squad can change.

Tomorrow, the Blues are again on the road, travelling to Crewe and, again, I’m sure that plenty of away fans will be making the trip for that game.

In League Two, it has already been well established this term that anyone can beat anyone, but United’s recent record at Crewe is good.

They are currently in 11th place in the league and will be one of the sides that will be thinking they can finish seventh and in the final play-off position, sitting six points behind Exeter at this point, having played one league fixture more.

After this weekend, Carlisle then have back-to-back home games against fellow promotion hopefuls, Exeter and MK Dons.

But even after that, Pressley’s team start their run of home matches in March against Colchester, so the next month or two will be really crucial for the Cumbrians. And especially over the Easter period, United will need that depth in their squad and competition for places.

It will be nice to have options over that period, rather than simply trying to get a side out.

Before we get to April, though, there are plenty of big matches to look ahead to this month, including the visit of promotion rivals MK Dons, a game for which the Blues have cut seating and standing ticket prices to £10 for adults.

I’m hoping there is a good attendance at Brunton Park for that contest.

The club have done their bit now with recent results and the signings they have brought in.

Now, it’s the fans’ turn to do their bit and turn up in numbers.