Steven Pressley says he has identified areas off the field where he thinks FA Cup cash could help Carlisle United.

The Blues are guaranteed a £75,000 broadcast fee from tonight’s Dulwich Hamlet tie and will secure an extra £36,000 prize money if they get past the National League South side.

Manager Pressley was asked by the News & Star if he expected to be allocated any of the proceeds, and if he has discussed the matter with his Brunton Park bosses.

He said: “I’ve spoken about a number of things. We also want to put a couple of aspects in place within the club that helps us grow and build.

“It’s not always on the players, and playing staff.

“There’s other areas of the club I think we really need to address that’s gonna help us with the players moving forward.

“These are things I want to get in place that will eventually allow, in my opinion, this club to be a very good club for years and years to come, and not experience what it’s been experiencing in the last period.

“I spoke to David [Holdsworth, director of football] on that, and he knows what area I want to improve, and hopefully if things go right, then hopefully we can address that.”

Pressley declined to comment on what specific areas he was referring to.

He added: “It’s something I think is vitally important for the long-term strategy of this club.”

Tonight’s tie is a sell-out with 500 United fans making the trip to Champion Hill in a 3,000 crowd.

Pressley said of the travelling support: “It’s phenomenal. I spoke about this after Leyton Orient and mentioned that I know we have the London supporters’ group, but that might only take up between 30 and 50, so for the remainder of our supporters to go down there on a Friday night shows the commitment.

“That’s why it’s important we get the right result for them.

“We all want to be part of an exciting cup run. I think this club experienced that several years ago when they went to Anfield [in the League Cup].

“That’s what we want to be part of – a team that progresses in this competition and gets to the latter stages. It brings an excitement to your city or town.”