Chris Beech says he is more concerned with Carlisle United than the debate over whether heavily-backed opponents Salford City are a "plastic club".

United’s visitors tomorrow, owned by the ‘Class of 92’ Manchester United legends, were the pre-season League Two title favourites.

The Ammies have won just one of their first five games and sit 16th ahead of this weekend’s meeting in Cumbria.

Beech, though, said he did not care whether there was any additional pressure on Salford because of their big financial backing – and the contrast to United’s own spending approach.

“Maybe – not that interested,” Beech said.

“We all know they’ve got this, that and the other. Some people like that, some people think it’s a ‘plastic’ club.

“But it’s nothing to do with me. My job is to be thankful I’ve got a good squad remaining [at Carlisle] after the transfer line.

“Outside these four walls, no matter what people think or get upset in defeat or performance, we’re obviously doing something very well otherwise nobody would have any interest.

“I don’t think there was too much interest in the boys when I first came in other than in an outstanding young individual, Jarrad Branthwaite.

“We’ve got a position now where we’ve got these young, ambitious players,

“I’m an ambitious manager. I want to represent us in three points and develop them. But I want to win more than anything and I want success, of course I do.”

Beech declined to dwell on Salford’s spending power when speaking about the game in his weekly press conference.

But he admitted his respect for their manager Gary Bowyer.

“We can go down the obvious routes, or just talk about the football,” Beech said.

“I’ve a lot of respect for Gary. He’s managed in the Championship, with £25-30m budgets, and he’s an experienced person.

“I’m really looking forward to it.”

Beech has said last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at Hartlepool saw players such as George Tanner – who went on to join Bristol City – affected by transfer talk.

The head coach said he is glad the potential for similar such distractions is now reduced.

“Now that window’s shut I am so happy in terms of the professional game, but I’m also wary because [for] our non-league neighbours the window’s still open.

“I’m happy it’s shut, let’s concentrate on Saturday. I’m really looking forward to it. They’ve got some great players and so have we.

“We’re very ambitious, competitive and we’ll be very on it and ready for the game.”

Beech also sidestepped the idea United might be underdogs in the fixture because of Salford’s favourites tag and their budget power.

“Never mind Salford, there’s everybody else as well…” he said.

“It is what it is. I’m not an underdog or overdog, I’m an ambitious coach, manager, with some great lads and staff and players and we’re giving our best for our community and club that pay us and we represent you, the supporters.

“We share it together. We’re really looking forward to being able to do that on Saturday, in front of a Salford team that are very good.

“You know the other things [finances] – it’s pointless talking about it.”