Southend boss Mark Molesley believes his side will come up against one of League Two's best attacking teams in Carlisle United tomorrow.

The Shrimpers manager says his players will have to be ready for the way the Blues put teams under pressure.

Molesley's team are in desperate need of points to boost their survival bid, while Chris Beech's Cumbrians are trying to revive a belated play-off challenge.

The Roots Hall boss said that, despite Carlisle's well-documented mid-season disruptions, they are still a team to be taken seriously.

"Carlisle are up towards the top of the scoring charts and they were flying at the start of the season," Molesley said.

"Like everyone, apart from maybe Manchester City, they had a bit of stumbling block as part of the Covid-hit season, but they won in midweek.

"They have undoubted quality and put the ball in your box a lot.

"They have players who will look to attack you so we will have to be really on our guard.

"They’re one of the strongest attacking teams in the division so it’s going to be another tough challenge but it’s one we’re relishing and can’t wait for."