Chris Beech says some simple principles are required to give Carlisle United the best chance of making it three wins in a row.

The Blues host Scunthorpe tomorrow (kick-off 6.30pm) hoping to give their play-off hopes a further boost.

Wins over Crawley and Southend have injected life back into what had appeared a dwindling bid for a top-seven place.

The visit of the Iron is another game against a side in the wrong half of League Two.

But head coach Beech says United must stick to the same approach which has seen their form improve in the last week.

“We’ll try to [win again] – but there are no guarantees of winning or losing,” he said.

“There’s a guarantee that, if you put a performance and hard work in, you’ve got a chance of winning.

“That’s what we’ve got to do.”

United are hoping to make it a trio of consecutive wins for the first time since December.

Beech’s side are also eyeing a third straight clean sheet for the same time since that late-2020 run.

They will come up against a Scunny side who could include former Blues loan men Alex Gilliead and Ryan Loft.

Beech, who is monitoring Joshua Kayode’s progress after an ankle injury ahead of the game, has again stressed that United are finally back to the physical levels they had reached before Covid-19 and postponements had interrupted their season.

He hopes the Blues can continue to reap the benefits of those consistent levels in their nine-game run-in.

Beech added: “We all know what it’s like when we got on our fitness kicks in the new year, make new-year resolutions and we all think we can bike, swim, run, whatever…

“It takes time to get to the point of feeling comfortable in that situation.

“I do believe our players are back up there. I know they are; the stats in the last two games tell me Covid’s left, they’re in rhythm now of training outside because we couldn’t really do that in January and February, and we’re back into that rhythm.

“Hopefully we can keep going, pushing hard and see what happens.”