Steven Pressley says he will use experience from his first managerial spell at Falkirk as he looks to turn Carlisle United’s fortunes around.

Blues boss Pressley hopes the second-half fightback in United’s 1-1 draw at Leyton Orient, which brought to an end a run of four successive League Two defeats, will have given his 20th-placed side something to build on.

With Carlisle 1-0 down at half-time in east London on Saturday, as midfielder Josh Wright opened the scoring for the home team, the Blues then improved after the restart, with Jack Iredale’s first goal in English football earning them a point.

That result helped to ease some of the pressure on under-fire Pressley, although Carlisle will be eager to build on the draw when they welcome Macclesfield Town to Brunton Park this Saturday.

Boss Pressley, who has recently faced calls for his head from fans, hopes he can use some of his previous managerial experiences from north of the border to help turn things around at United.

“It’s a difficult period, but I always turn back on my experiences,” said the 46-year-old Scot.

"[In] my first job, there was a period where the banners were up, ‘Pressley Out’, I had to endure that, but I turned it round.

"I kept going and going, and working exceptionally hard with the players. In the end, the relationship with the supporters was amazing.

"We really turned the club around. I do try and take strength from that.

"I’ve got huge support behind me, which I really appreciate, and I’ve got a group of players that I know are working for me."

When asked about the criticism he is currently getting from Carlisle fans, Pressley replied: “I’ve had no complaints. This is the game of football now.

“The fans vent their anger and I understand that. I’ve never at all criticised them for that. I accept that.

“This is football, this is their club, they want a successful team and I’m trying to deliver that.”

Jim Bentley, meanwhile, has resigned as manager of League Two basement boys Morecambe.

The 43-year-old, who was the longest-serving manager in the Football League, has taken over at National League AFC Fylde.

Bentley had been in charge since May 2011 and his departure brings to an end a 17-year association with the Shrimps, who he signed for as a player in 2002.

He will be joined at Mill Farm by his long-term assistant Ken McKenna, and goalkeeping coach Lee Jones, with all signing contracts which will run until the end of the 2021/22 season.

“It’s been an emotional couple of days, but it’s for the right reasons – I’m coming to a new venture now which I’m really excited about,” Bentley told AFC Fylde’s website.

“I’m very proud of the job I’ve done there, but I want a CV that shows promotions as much as the survival.

"It’s totally geared to go up here, it’s a club going in the right direction, and hopefully, I can carry on the good work that [former manager] David Challinor did here.”

At Morecambe’s Globe Arena, Kevin Ellison, John McMahon and Barry Roche have been placed in caretaker charge.