Tranmere boss Keith Hill says his side must be at his best against an "excellent" Carlisle United team tonight.

The Rovers boss says his players will be humble but "aggressive" in their bid to get the better of Chris Beech's team.

Tranmere sit two points and three places ahead of the Cumbrians in sixth ahead of tonight's game (kick-off 7pm), having played three games more.

Hill believes his former Rochdale No2 Beech's hosts are still among the top sides in League Two.

“We’re very positive," he said on the Rovers website. "We’re going to go and be on the front foot and test ourselves against one of the best teams in the league.

“I’m expecting a very tough game. We’ll be humble in our approach. We’ll have to be aggressive and we’ll have to be on the front foot, as we’re travelling away from home.

“It’s a game we’re going into with plenty of confidence and we’re excited about the challenges of Carlisle on Tuesday night and the remaining games.

“Carlisle are an excellent side and we’re going to have to be at our best."

As well as targeting an immediate return to League One, Tranmere have also reached the final of this season's Papa John's Trophy, where they will face Sunderland at Wembley.

Midfielder Otis Khan is set to miss out for the visitors through injury tonight.