Chris Beech says he will not start making wholesale changes and experimenting with his Carlisle United team – even though the Blues are looking safe in League Two.

United’s 14-point gap above the relegation place with 12 games to go means that fears of the drop to the National League are receding.

Head coach Beech, though, is resisting the idea that he could start to blood more young players with half an eye on next season.

He has insisted that United are not yet out of the fight, and that anyone coming into the side will have to earn their place.

Asked if he could make more changes in forthcoming games, he said: “No. I want to be a serious winner.

“I’m not saying the lads who would come in couldn’t do that, but I’ll only do it if I think it will constitute us winning and help support the lads winning football matches.”

Beech, who has given teenager Taylor Charters a number of substitute cameos recently, says he wants to maintain the “structure and consistent behaviour with selection” that United have shown in recent weeks.

He named an unchanged side against Morecambe last weekend, the only tweaks coming in attack with Lewis Alessandra and Omari Patrick swapping to the middle and left of the front three respectively.

United are now preparing for Saturday’s trip to face 11th-placed Cambridge, seeking a first win in six league games.

Their fightback against Morecambe last weekend meant they have lost just once in eight.

Beech says his side must believe they will soon turn draws into victories, and need to build on their reputation as a team who are able to fight back.

The head coach said: “Credit the lads for that. I won’t accept if it wasn’t like that. I’m pleased with how everybody’s supporting each other trying to achieve that.

“We just have to keep on that track, keep believing it will fall in.

“We’re so close to being on a massive winning run but so far away at the same time.

“When you get so close to something, it’s at that point you have to make that correct contact decision, outcome, and it will fall for the lads and for the club, and the supporters.

“We’ve got to keep working hard.”

Beech also says he wants more goals from different areas of his team, such as midfield.

Although no forward player has scored more than five league goals for the Cumbrians so far this term, the United boss says responsibility should be shared.

He said: “We’ve always managed to make sure we’ve got success and not been reliant on one player.

“[Aaron] Wildig’s goal for Morecambe last Saturday was excellent. I want my midfield players scoring goals, I want them all on eights and 10s.”

He added: “I want set plays to have a factor in goals over a season, which they are now – I was told they weren’t before.

“If you can score 20 set play goals, there’s your 20-goal striker and you’re not paying for it.

“We’ve got to make sure that we’re really utilising every aspect that we can.”