Chris Beech thinks Carlisle United can go on a winning run if they show “a bit more quality” in certain areas with their performances.

Recently-appointed boss Beech was pleased with Carlisle’s display in their 2-2 draw at Forest Green last weekend. But ahead of this Saturday’s League Two derby at Morecambe, Beech highlighted areas where he wants his 21st-placed side to improve.

After Nathan Thomas had scored twice at the New Lawn, Beech said: “He [Thomas] was excellent, tracking back and doing things that really good players do.

“Nathan can do all of that, along with the rest of the squad. There are a lot of good players in that squad.

"If we can find the mentality to [start] winning, have a bit more resolve, quality on the football, have more numbers in the box to score, [and] play higher in the opposition half. If we start doing those things regularly, and with a bit more quality, I think we can get on some sort of winning run."

Despite the promising performance, an effort from Aaron Collins, along with a Gethin Jones own goal, earned the Gloucestershire team an FA Cup second-round replay at Brunton Park on Tuesday.

The winner of that tie will play Championship side Cardiff in the third round.

Beech said: “I always want a little bit more, can’t help that. I think that’s the right way to be as a coach, head coach or manager.

"I was really impressed with the spirit, [and] the quality of our goals and so disappointed with the type of goals we conceded.

"The first one will probably never happen again.

"I think the goalkeeper [Adam Collin] thinks he’s got it, [but] I’ll have to watch it on the DVD. Just as he’s taken the ball, it bounces off the bar and goes straight to their player.

"The second goal isn’t a foul. Jonah [Mike Jones] wins the ball in midfield, it isn’t a foul, free-kick comes in, ricochets, and Gethin should do a bit better and be cleaner in his work, own goal. But it wasn’t a foul.

"We scored two goals, represented the fans and our values that we’re gonna move forward with, and we haven’t won the game. But we’re still in the cup."

Beech added: “I can see, [when] we get to the 60-minute mark, players are going into the red zones in terms of fitness.

"We need to stick at it harder, but they [Forest Green] are very good at keeping the ball.

“You have to work hard to see it through to 96-7 minutes to support that defensive unit.”

More than 1,100 away tickets have already been sold for United’s trip to take on the Shrimps, who are bottom of the league, and 45-year-old Beech said: “Morecambe aren’t just gonna lie down.

“We’re gonna have to work really hard against them.”