Keith Millen has revealed the c-word he won’t stand for at Carlisle United this week: complacency.

The Blues manager said there can be no excuse for his team resting on their laurels after four wins from five.

United host Crawley Town tomorrow hoping to continue their climb away from the League Two danger zone.

But Millen said the attitude and approach must be right against a visiting side on a three-game winning run of their own.

“I think that’s the most important part of my job, building up to Saturday,” the United boss said.

“I can still remind them of what they’re doing well, but we’ve also done video work on Crawley and shown how dangerous they are.

“I said to the players on Tuesday that I still haven’t mentioned the league table to them since I’ve been at the club.

“It’s always been about the next game and it still is, but the thing I did say is that we’re now looking up instead of down which is a good feeling to have.

“I’ve been really on them because I’m hearing a lot of praise for the players, and rightly so, but you’re only one game away from being not so good again.

“The word I’m thinking of is complacency. I can’t allow that to creep in and I won’t. The players know that.

“We have to keep improving our standards. Our running stats are improving all the time, there’s a lot of good things we’re doing, so I’m pleased with that, but we still have to keep improving.”

United, who start the weekend in 19th, are aiming to win four league games in a row for the first time in more than a year.

A fourth straight clean sheet, meanwhile, would be the best such run in the league since 2008.

Assistant boss Gavin Skelton this week said other teams may start showing the Blues more respect in light of their form.

Millen said anyone that treats United lightly would only benefit his side – but all his focus is on his own players.

“I’m not too worried about what [other teams] think of us,” he added.

“If they do underestimate us maybe that will help us.

“I think when you look at us now you can see very strong, organised, hard-working team that has a real threat to them as well.

“I was pleased with our possession stats on Saturday [against Bradford City], and I still want more end product when you dominate possession like we do, certainly at home.

“I’m still trying to get a bit more of an end product, just work the goal a little bit more.

“I’m being a bit greedy…maybe more goalscoring opportunities is where I see us trying to improve a bit more.”