Forest Green Rovers boss Rob Edwards says his side must be ready for an "intense" Carlisle United tomorrow.

The game at the Fully Charged New Lawn sees the League Two leaders host a Blues side unbeaten in five league games.

Edwards' team are seven points clear at the top having not lost in their last 13.

But the home boss said Keith Millen's 19th-placed visitors are not to be underestimated.

"They're on a very good run themselves - five games unbeaten, three wins and a couple of draws, and they're playing well - they've got a real identity," Edwards said of the Blues.

"Keith Millen has done a good job since going in there, so they'll be full of confidence and looking to keep that run going.

"They are playing an intense game at the moment. They are compact but can press aggressively, and can defnd low and defend well low.

"Their game was 0-0 on Tuesday, but looking back at it, it was quite an entertaining game against Hartlepool.

"I think they've got some good footballers. They're playing with two strikers at the moment, and will get the ball forward early but with quality as well.

"They've got some real threats and a good way about them.

"We've got to be at it in every football match, otherwise you don't stand a chance. We've got to be intense from the beginning. We should be fresh, so no excuses."

Forest Green will return to action against the Blues having seen their midweek home clash with Mansfield abandoned because of fog.

Edwards, speaking on his club's YouTube channel, said of Tuesday's curtailed display: "Looking back at those four minutes that we played, there weren't many things I saw that were wrong.

"There weren't many things that I saw..."

Edwards reported no new injury concerns, but the Nailsworth side are without midfielder Ebou Adams, who is at the Africa Cup of Nations with The Gambia.