Harrogate boss Simon Weaver says his side will be aiming to start on the front foot a second time against Carlisle United.

The Blues return to north Yorkshire tomorrow night for their rearranged League Two clash.

It follows the curtailed game on December 29, which was abandoned after 10 minutes because of concerns over the pitch.

Harrogate led that game to a first-minute Connor Kirby goal at the EnviroVent Stadium.

Boss Weaver – whose assistant is ex-United skipper Paul Thirlwell – said his side must have a positive mindset against Chris Beech’s table-toppers.

“It won’t all be down to ‘you must score in the first 45 seconds’ like that occasion,” Weaver said in a club interview.

“You never know exactly how that game would have panned out.

“It was a fantastic start and we’ll just looking to be on the front foot like we were the other day [Harrogate took the lead at Cambridge on Saturday before losing 2-1].

“Even though we went a goal down against Oldham, we started well [too].

“It’s just about having positive mindset. They [Carlisle] are right at the top of our league and have got good experience and quality, and a very good manager that’s driving them on.

“We’re looking to just really get immersed in the moment and give it our best shot.”

Harrogate’s game at Cambridge saw them without Ryan Fallowfield, Brendan Kiernan and Aaron Martin after they tested positive for Covid-19.

Lloyd Kerry, meanwhile, is set to miss the Carlisle clash after he was sent off at Cambridge.

Debutant Mitch Roberts is also likely to miss out after suffering a hamstring injury on his debut.

Josh March and Josh McPake were among three debutants for the Sulphurites on Saturday.