Carlisle United boss Chris Beech says the Blues must tomorrow silence a Crawley attack he believes is as good as any in League Two.

Beech says a forward line that includes former United loan man Ashley Nadesan will set a “massive challenge” for his side.

John Yems’ hosts (People’s Pension Stadium, 1.30pm) also have Max Watters, who has scored eight in nine appearances, and former Exeter and Peterborough man Tom Nichols.

Crawley are unbeaten at home so far and Beech said of their attack: “That’s a front three that’s capable of winning League Two.

“Especially with the young chap [Watters] doing ever so well with his opportunity of playing regularly and scoring his goals.

“He’s the one doing it. Sometimes Nadesan’s had to sit out.

“In terms of the three of them, trying to fit all three into the team…what a great situation for them to be in.

“They’ve got some good players behind that too, they always have had in the last couple of years – some exciting individuals.

“They’ll be a massive challenge. Those front three are potent League Two players without a doubt.”

United are hoping to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to Cheltenham and Beech’s own attacking ranks are bolstered this weekend.

Joshua Kayode is back from international duty while Gime Toure can play his first league game for three weeks after suspension.

Beech is also likely to bring back most of the senior players he left out of Tuesday’s Papa John’s Trophy game against Aston Villa's Under-21s.

Carlisle are sixth in League Two and could move into the top three with victory in Sussex against John Yems’ ninth-placed Red Devils.

Beech said there is no particular sense of pressure surrounding games such as this which can have a bearing on positions in a tight top half of the table.

“I don’t look at it like that,” he said.

“We’re just a quarter into the season. It’s another opportunity to play an opponent that’s very good, and test where we are.

“You get different questions asked of you, you have to take different things into account off the field, travel, hotels and so on.

“When we get to the game, kick-off time, it’s a great challenge for us and we’ll see what happens.

“I’m confident of us turning up and doing well but I’m also confident of them putting on a great challenge against us.”

Beech is looking forward to going up against Yems and his side.

“We’ll be making the players completely aware of Crawley’s strengths and weaknesses, possibly what shape they’ll play, they’ve tried a diamond, they’ve played 4-4-2, they’ve done different things," United's head coach said.

“They’re full of running and energised. Last season [a 0-0 draw] it was horrific storm weather…it was a mad game, we ended up having 24-25 shots, Jon Mellish had a couple of chances off the line, Nathan Thomas couldn’t score for all his efforts, we had some great opportunities but we didn’t win the game.

“I’d never met John before but he came across really well, I loved the half hour we had before the game with a cup of tea. He seems like a good guy and I hope they do very well, but of course not this Saturday.”

Some of Yems’ recent post-match interviews have gone viral with the Crawley boss telling reporters he “didn’t give a monkey’s” about what people thought of his decisions during games, and that fans should “mind their own business”.

Beech added: “He’s a great bloke and his team represent that.

“I watched his interview a few weeks back and that was very entertaining, and he was quite right in his words.

“He’s strong-minded and his team will be the same, so we’ll just have to make sure we’re right at it.”