Chris Beech has explained why he is yet to experiment with his Carlisle United side despite the season being almost over.

The Blues boss declined to give chances to the likes of Cedwyn Scott, Taylor Charters and Josh Dixon in their penultimate game.

Beech continued with his more senior faces as Carlisle won 3-2 at Leyton Orient.

It came despite some fans calling for players such as Scott – the striker signed from non-league Hebburn Town in January – to be given a chance to stake his claim before the end of the campaign.

The Orient game was the first with little riding on it in terms of Carlisle’s play-off chances.

Their last game, at home to Walsall this weekend, could be another chance for Beech to consider his options.

But the head coach said that, even at this point of the campaign, opportunities must be earned.

Asked whether the last game could be a chance to field the likes of Scott and Charters, Beech said: “It might be, but you don’t get a Navy Seal badge or SAS badge just because you’re in the Army cadets.

“You’ve got to earn those rights to be what would be considered our level elite, which is our club.

“I believe that Josh Dixon and Taylor Charters have massive futures at Carlisle United, they really have.

“There’s no discrepance in them not starting [at Orient].

“They’re fully aware of what I expect them to do out of season to be ready for next season too.

“But you can see again, when you do do that, even if you use Ethan [Walker] as an example, we could have quite easily have lost [at Orient] and Twitter would be all on, ‘Why have we done it?’

“That’s why we didn’t, and we’ve won.”

Striker Scott, who joined in January on a deal to the end of the season, has made six sub appearances so far.