Scott Brown says Fleetwood Town will be out to “silence” Carlisle United’s opening-day crowd.

Fleetwood are aiming to spoil Carlisle’s return to League One by getting their own campaign off to a winning start.

And manager Brown acknowledged that the crowd factor can be an important one on such an occasion.

“You want to try and silence the crowd – especially going there, [where] they’ve just been promoted.

“Their crowd will be delighted with a home tie for the first game of the season.

“We have to try and make sure we control the game.”

Celtic legend Brown says he expects Paul Simpson’s side to be keen to put on a show for the Blue Army “and show them why they got promoted and that they deserve to be in League One.”

Fleetwood finished 13th in the third tier last season and will set Carlisle their first test in the third tier for nine years.

Brown says he respects the Cumbrians’ attributes.

“Carlisle are an honest team, they’ve got some great players in their team and they are going to work hard,” he told the BBC.

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“They’ve been jumping between a 4-3-3 and 3-5-2, which most clubs have in this league.

“We know it’s going to be a hard game because they’ve got a lot of energy throughout, and we know a couple of their players, including Joe Garner who was here before for a while – he got them promoted.

“We know what their players can do and they can hurt you.

“We just need to make sure we are on our A-game from the start of the season all the way through.”

Brown could involve some of his summer signings including Danny Mayor and Ryan Broom.

The manager, meanwhile, has insisted it is business as usual on the footballing side at Fleetwood despite this summer’s jailing for 13 years of owner Andy Pilley over fraud.

Brown expressed sympathy with Pilley when he said: “We all feel for Andy, it’s a hard situation that he’s in, but I don’t want to speak about him personally because it’s not my place.

“We’ve had assurances from the club that we’re still fine and running as last season. We’re happy with the way we have to work.”