Carlisle United will tomorrow be aiming to end their home hoodoo against fellow strugglers Morecambe.

The Blues have never beaten the Shrimps in a league game at Brunton Park.

That includes five Football League games and one Conference fixture.

Their only Brunton Park victory over the Lancashire visitors in eight games in all competitions came in the Checkatrade Trophy last season.

In the league they have had two defeats and four draws at their own ground.

It is a quirk of all 13 league fixtures between the sides that the home team has never won when the Blues and the Shrimps meet.

United are unbeaten in seven league trips to Morecambe.

Tomorrow’s game will see a number of players face their former clubs, with United’s Lewis Alessandra set to take on the side he left in January, and Morecambe duo John O’Sullivan and Cole Stockton returning to Brunton Park.

Second-bottom Morecambe are five points behind the 21st-placed Blues and manager Derek Adams wants his side to be more ruthless in a bid to close the gap.

He said: “The football has been good and we have created plenty of chances but not taken them, and that has to change.

“Over the last eight games, we’re a point ahead of Carlisle in points gathered.

“We need to continue that form, get three points on the road as we did at Walsall, and that would claw Carlisle back.”

Striker Stockton, meanwhile, has described it as just another game as he prepares to return to the club where he had a disappointing spell in 2018.

The ex-Tranmere and Hearts frontman scored one goal in 12 appearances under Keith Curle after joining in January of that season.

He has scored five goals this term in his third spell with the Glober Arena outfit. Speaking to Morecambe's website ahead of the United clash, Stockton said: "I don't really think about the fact it's a former club.

"I'm fully motivated to play for this club and the manager, so in my eyes, this is just another game.

"I want to do my best, whoever we're playing against and we want to get the win.

"They're a big club with big expectations but they're only five points ahead of us and we have a good record against them this season.

"We've played them twice already, won one and drawn one, both at our place."