Carlisle United boss Steven Pressley says the Blues have had a rethink on plans to leave discussing new deals with current players until the end of the season.

Last week, Pressley said he would wait until after their campaign had finished, insisting discussing new contracts with some Carlisle players but not others would risk “fragmenting” the dressing room. But due to interest in some of United’s current crop from other clubs, Pressley revealed director of football David Holdsworth had started talks with some players - but would not name them.

Ahead of Carlisle’s final match of their regular League Two season at relegated Yeovil on Saturday, with the Cumbrians still holding a slim chance of breaking back into the League Two play-off places, Pressley also admitted he had spoken to potential summer targets.

He said: “[We have done] a lot of planning.

"I said last week that we weren’t going to speak to the players until after the final game, but I spoke with David and, because of pressures from certain agents and because of offers that players have received from other clubs, he felt he needed to initiate talks with certain players and he has done that.

“Once we know for sure our destiny, I will speak to all the players individually regarding their futures. That’s from this side.

“From the other side, we are already speaking with individuals, meeting and planning to ensure we have the right players at this football club come pre-season.”

But when asked if he could name the players Carlisle have already began talks with, the 45-year-old said: “No, I can’t. I’m really sorry, I can’t, but I would love to.

"But we are certainly in the process. The one thing I would say is I have met several players already to discuss this club being a potential move for them.”

United will start the final day at Huish Park in 10th, three points behind seventh-placed Newport County.

If Carlisle are to make the play-offs, they will need to get the better of the Glovers who are bottom and then hope the Exiles lose at Morecambe, Exeter, in eighth, are beaten at Forest Green and that Colchester don’t beat champions Lincoln.

Pressley said: "We are, obviously, in the hands of the gods at this moment in time because we are reliant on other results. All we could do is take it to the final day of the season, and we are now at the final game of the season.

"When we finish at 5pm, we need to be coming off the pitch with no regrets and being hopeful that other results have gone our own way if we have taken care of our own business. If we do that, that’s all can be asked of us."

He added: "I think we are the club, for those on the outside looking in, that are least expected to make it. So, there is a degree of pressure on the other clubs in my opinion.

"They are in pole position and their own supporters will expect them to claim the final play-off place.

"I think, without doubt, the pressure is very much on them. Of course, we have to be professional in every aspect of our performance but we don’t go there with the greatest expectations at this moment in time."

Playmaker Jamie Devitt was due to train today.