Carlisle United's League Two play-off hopes were delivered another dent as the Blues slumped to defeat at in-form Tranmere.

The hosts bagged a seventh straight win, claiming a 3-0 victory on Saturday, through goals from Ollie Banks, James Norwood and Manny Monthe.

Their goals came after Callum O'Hare had hit the bar for the Cumbrians in the first half.

But the Blues' second-half efforts left plenty to be desired and some in the away end vented their anger at the manager, chanting "We want Pressley out".

United host high-flying Bury this weekend.

Here's what our Blues views thought of the loss at Tranmere.

Ste Anderson

As much as we try and search for positives, it’s particularly hard this week. A disastrous result and an inept second-half display.

Clearly, the pressure on Steven Pressley is ramping up. His interview last week was evidence of that, and I didn’t understand his team selection here, nor his substitutions, either.

Jamie Devitt taken off at 2-0 down? Stefan Scougall not getting a kick? Yet again, we did play some good stuff with the game level.

But we were truly awful second half, creating nothing after going behind. That’s nine conceded in four. A real must-win game against a good Bury side on Saturday.

Graham Watt

Well, was that the final nail in the coffin? I don’t know.

It’s not over yet but, I must admit, it’s not looking great. Remarkably, we still find ourselves three points off the play-offs. Just imagine if we had won some games recently!

The first half on Saturday should have seen us out of site. The chances and play were of a play-off chasing team. That goal on half-time killed us. The second-half performance was just not good enough at all.

This really is the last chance saloon on Saturday. Pressley is taking some flak and some justified. His team selections are baffling at the moment.

Craig Mattinson

This was a game that totally summed up our current form.

The general play in the first half was good. We looked assured and generally in control, but without the cutting edge. Chances were missed and, just before half-time, the weekly defensive horror show and, suddenly, we were one down.

We came out for the second half a different team. We looked sluggish, devoid of ideas and I have to say on current showings, we look the most unfit team in the league with a number of players out on their feet with 20 minutes to go.

Not getting out of the poorest League Two for many a year is failure.

David MacLachlan

It's often been said that scoring first in this League Two campaign is crucial. This is proving to be the case.

What’s also true is gambling on the fitness of a centre-forward who didn’t play at all last season through injury, Mark Cullen, has turned out to be folly.

After a promising first 44 minutes, we once again failed to score.

What followed was the obligatory defensive switch-off, resulting in Tranmere’s opening goal. More worrying still was the second-half collapse and lack of fitness of our senior players.

Why are they puffing and blowing like a group of asthmatic pensioners? Mr Pressley, please sort them out!

Bruce Vander

If ever proof was needed that United fans are optimists, never-say-die, we believe until the end - and beyond, then Tranmere Rovers was it on Saturday.

Just under 1,000 turned up, knowing that without a forward, playing Devitt as a false nine and facing a side that had won seven of the last eight, United might find this “must-win” game a hurdle as big as any at nearby Aintree.

The fact that United more than matched Tranmere and, in fact, should have been ahead before the opposition scored on the stroke of half-time says everything about the battling spirit of this depleted / weakened Blues squad.

Michelle Hall

It's hard being a Carlisle fan, especially after a performance like the one at Tranmere.

Mr Pressley’s men are amazingly, somehow clinging on to the coat-tails of the teams in the play-off places, but the lacklustre performances the fans are seeing just aren’t good enough.

I don’t want to apportion blame for the change in Carlisle’s fortunes, but it’s certainly proving to be a season of two halves.

Fasten your seatbelts Ladies and Gents, I think we’re in for a bumpy ride. Six games left, 18 points available.

It’s a head and heart thing. My heart tells me the play-offs are still possible, but my head tells me otherwise.