Chris Beech admits ex-Carlisle loan favourite Ashley Nadesan is one of the men the Blues must be wary of at Crawley tomorrow.

Nadesan, who scored 13 goals in two loan spells with United, will face his former club this weekend.

Beech says Nadesan’s strike partnership with Ollie Palmer offers different threats which Carlisle much contend with as they try to get back to winning ways.

Of John Yems’ mid-table Red Devils, Beech said: “They’ve got some good players, they really have.

“They’ve got a flicker and a runner up front, Palmer and Nadesan, who [Carlisle] know about, and they’re coached differently now.

“They’ve got themselves going. They’ve got the old stalwart who plays in midfield [41-year-old Dannie Bulman] who knows the position, the oldest Football League player.

“They’ve got good options. We’ve got to dress ourselves down [after Tuesday’s defeat to Cheltenham], recover and make sure we go there prepared to give our best.”

Nadesan, who has scored four this campaign, is the latest ex-United forward to face Carlisle after Hallam Hope and Jerry Yates returned to Brunton Park with Swindon last weekend.

United make the 696-mile round trip to the People’s Pension Stadium ready for another windswept game with Storm Dennis approaching.

It is one of the longest trips of the campaign for the Blues, who today trained at Aston Villa on their journey to Sussex.

Beech hopes to reward Carlisle’s travelling fans against a home side who have lost just twice in their last 11 games.

He will again be without Rotherham loan frontman Joshua Kayode, with reports in Yorkshire suggesting his hamstring injury could keep him out for about three weeks. Callum Guy is also set to miss out and Harry McKirdy still a doubt. Fit-again Stefan Scougall could rejoin the squad.

Beech said: “The wins are for everybody, the effort’s for everybody. Obviously it protects ourselves.

“The players take responsibility, and moving it forward to representing us in three points, it affects everybody – it affects arguments in the house, if you support Carlisle, it affects the players, affects me how I treat my children.

“It affects everything. So it’s something we’ll all look to work towards and try and achieve.”

Beech believes that even United’s midweek defeat to Cheltenham, their first loss in six games, highlighted some of the progress they have made in recent weeks.

“We’ve played that possession-based team and been beaten 1-0 not three [as in games against Colchester, Crewe and Plymouth].

“That’s improvement. I think we can look at the game and think we definitely deserved to draw, if not win, but we didn’t. With respect to that effort, that’s fantastic.

“We’ve got to make sure we’re right at it for Saturday, 100 per cent.”

Beech, meanwhile, has praised experienced centre-half Byron Webster for his recent form.

The defender came in for criticism during the early months of his Blues career but has put in some solid displays alongside Aaron Hayden under Beech, and was named man-of-the-match against Cheltenham.

“He’s been brilliant,” United’s head coach said.

“He leads, he speaks well, tries his best, recovers well and does professional things to make sure he’s available for every game.

“Even when he had a slight flare-up of a hamstring tendon, he made sure he had his physio with Dolly [Neil Dalton], because he knows his body, because he’s older.

“He had extra treatment on it, from paying for that for himself from what he’s done in the past. He’s played higher league football, he knows it helps, he did it to make sure he’s available again.

“He’s doing everything he can to make sure he plays for Carlisle and represents him and us like he does.”