Steven Pressley says there is no chance of him giving up on Carlisle’s play-off prospects even if Newport deal the Blues a major blow tonight.

The Exiles host Oldham in their game in hand and it will have a massive say on the race for seventh.

Mike Flynn’s side will leapfrog the pack and move into the final play-off position if they win. That would also put them three points ahead of United with a game to play.

Pressley said: “Obviously Newport could move three ahead [of the pack] but they haven’t got the strongest goal difference, so it still means even if they are to win, we still have a real chance.”

Newport, currently 11th, have -2 goal difference compared with Carlisle's +5.

They are one of four teams on 67 points chasing seventh-placed Exeter, who have 69.

Also in League Two tonight, Bury will wrap up automatic promotion if they win their re-arranged game at Tranmere. A win for the Wirral side would keep their own top-three hopes alive.

United’s boss, meanwhile, said he will only involve keeper Louis Gray from his senior ranks in tonight’s Cumberland Cup final against Penrith (Brunton Park, 7pm).

Jason Kennedy has played in previous rounds but Pressley said: “With the importance of our game [at Yeovil], when you see the depth of the squad just now, which isn’t great, the most important thing is ensuring the players will be OK for Saturday.”

Entry tonight is £2 adults, £1 concessions.