Manager Steven Pressley has underlined his aim to make Carlisle United a fitter team next season.

The Blues boss said some of his players were not at the best “physical level” in Monday’s defeat at Grimsby.

The Scot admitted he can not fully address that problem with so little time left this campaign.

But it is undoubtedly a key plan for next term.

He said: “I want to play intense football, pressure football, and to play that way you’ve got to be a fit team.

“That’s one area we’ll certainly address in the summer. But the concentration still must be the Crawley game this weekend.”

Pressley suggested that being short of peak condition contributed to some of United’s flaws in good attacking positions at Blundell Park.

He added: “I couldn’t be critical of [the players’] efforts, they worked exceptionally hard, but when you have fatigue, when you’re maybe not at your level, the quality we look for in the final moments don’t sometimes come.”