Chris Beech hopes his Carlisle United side can re-energise fans, ahead of their League Two derby at Morecambe.

Blues supporters are due to travel to the Globe Arena in their numbers tomorrow, with approximately 1,200 away tickets already having been sold.

Both teams will desperately be searching for a much-needed win, with Morecambe at the foot of the table and the Cumbrians only three places and five points better off.

When asked if the fact Carlisle’s game against the Shrimps is regarded as a derby added an extra edge to it, Blues boss Beech said: “Yeah, it probably does.

“I understand that and the lads get that. We will prepare properly, but Morecambe are in a similar position.

“They will want to fight for every ball, and will want to win their home game, but we will definitely get ready to prepare a team that will, hopefully, be competitive and can show the attributes you need to show if you are to win football matches.”

After the league game against Morecambe, Carlisle’s attention switches back to FA Cup action on Tuesday night.

The Cumbrians will host Forest Green in their second-round replay, which will also be Beech’s first home match in charge, with the winners of that tie being rewarded with a third-round trip to take on Championship team Cardiff.

“Listen, I’m really looking forward to it. I hope we can get things going,” said the former Rochdale assistant when asked what his message to United supporters would be.

“I want Carlisle fans to feel rejuvenated and energised on match days. I want the players to peak on match days. I want the whole squad and football club behind what we are trying to achieve.

“I know it’s going to be hard but gaining success is hard work.

“We are definitely going to hit some speed bumps on the way, I want you [the fans] to stick with us when we go over them, but we will definitely give everything towards that challenge.”

Hitman Cole Stockton and winger John O’Sullivan are among Morecambe’s ranks, having enjoyed spells at Brunton Park.

“They have some excellent players. I have coached four or five of them at Rochdale,” Beech said.

“We had John O’Sullivan on loan, we signed Lewis Alessandra, [and] Alex Kenyon was a schoolboy when I managed the youth team at Rochdale.

“I actually didn’t give him a contract, but we had a very strong system then.

“He’s a great lad and they are all great lads, so they have some very good players.”

Former Plymouth Argyle manager Derek Adams took charge at Morecambe last month as he replaced Jim Bentley who left for National League outfit AFC Fylde.

Beech said: “I have a lot of respect for Derek. I met him a lot at Plymouth. I think he got Plymouth promoted in his second season.

“It, obviously, was hard for him to keep going at a big club like that.

“As often happens in football, people lose their jobs, but it’s great to see him back in football.

"He is at a very good football club. I’ve lived that way.

“Morecambe is a good football club, run well with good people and they have a very experienced manager."