Chris Beech has Jack Bridge and Elias Sorensen back available for his first game in charge of Carlisle United.

The pair missed last weekend’s draw with Cambridge with a stomach upset and migraine respectively.

But both returned to training this week and should be in the squad for Saturday's FA Cup second round clash at Forest Green.

New head coach Beech admits he is looking forward to being in the United dugout for the first time.

But the 45-year-old, who was appointed Steven Pressley’s successor on Tuesday, said he hopes the players get more of the attention at the New Lawn.

Asked how he would feel leading the Blues in his first match, Beech said: “I don’t know. I’ll tell you at five past three!

“I’ll be fine. I want to win. There’s no sentiment to that. It’s a big day for me personally, but it isn’t really. It’s about the lads, about the supporters.

“It’s about representing the board and the stakeholders in the correct way. It’s about us looking at getting on a cup run, and getting through to the third round, and who knows who you might draw? That could be something real big.

“But we’re not there yet, we’ve just got another fixture at the moment that’s against an unbelievable opponent.”

United have never lost an away game against Forest Green, but face a tough test against League Two’s second-placed side who have conceded just six goals in nine home games.