Adam Collin says Carlisle United must be less “naïve” as they bid to put their Swindon setback behind them.

The Blues are tonight hoping to cause a Carabao Cup upset at Championship side Barnsley (Oakwell, 7.45pm).

It comes four days after United’s first reverse of the campaign when they went down 3-2 in Wiltshire.

Captain Collin said Carlisle were their own worst enemies at the County Ground as they lost a second-half lead and then saw midfielder Canice Carroll sent off – he starts a three-match ban tonight.

“You couldn’t really say too many players had a bad game – the boys worked incredibly hard, but it was bad-decision making and naivete at times that cost us,” the goalkeeper said.

“Swindon had 22 shots and while we expect a tough time away from home, a lot of that was our own doing.

“We can’t keep on doing that throughout the season or we’ll get punished every week. We have to manage games so much better.”

Boss Steven Pressley could consider changes tonight in United’s first trip to Oakwell since 1986.

He has all his loan players available – other than Carroll, who will also be suspended for league games against Mansfield and Cheltenham after his dismissal for a foul on Swindon’s Jordan Lyden.

On that incident, Collin said: “Nothing got said about it [in the dressing room] but it didn’t look great from where I stood.

“But that’s another thing I’m on about. He [Carroll] had a bad challenge on him on the far side of the pitch, 30 seconds later it was still playing on his mind [which is] why he got the red card – things like that, that naivete, we can’t have it.

“We need a bit more experience in those type of situations.”

Pressley said he would study Barnsley closely before deciding whether to change his side tonight, with the likes of Jack Iredale, Ryan Loft, Aaron Hayden among those hoping for a call-up.

United’s boss must also decide whether to include Hallam Hope in the squad as the forward nears a return from hamstring/back problems.

Collin says the clash against Daniel Stendel’s Tykes will have a different feel to recent league games but Carlisle are determined to produce a cup shock.

The 34-year-old said: “It will be tough and not many will give us much chance, but we will go there and give it our best shot, play how we want to play in our style and see how we do.

“It’s a different environment to a league game, some of that pressure and expectation on you eases off a little bit especially when you’re playing a club two leagues above you.

“But we still want to go there, give a good account of ourselves and try and win the game.”

Collin has also spoken of his delight at being named United’s club captain this season, edging a decision between him and defender Byron Webster, who is vice-captain.

The keeper said: “I’m very proud to wear the armband and delighted the gaffer and coaching staff chose me [along with] Byron.

“We are two of the most experienced boys in the dressing room and we’ll manage the dressing room together, and hopefully manage us a bit better on the pitch.

“I’ll go about my business how I do, and if things need saying I’ll say them, whether I’ve got the armband or not.”

Pressley added: “We’re certainly going there to win the game, no doubt about that, and it’s a great game for us.”

United’s boss was yesterday hoping for a final answer from a Championship club on his top striker loan target, but there remains no indication publicly from Brunton Park on whether that deal could still be alive.

Tonight's opponents, meanwhile, plan to shuffle their squad.

Barnsley No2 Dale Tonge told The Yorkshire Post that players who have not featured this season will get the chance to impress against Carlisle.

He said: "We will give game time to those who have not played [so far]. It is a massive opportunity for them to impress before Charlton [Barnsley's next league game]."

Alex Mowatt (side strain) is ruled out.

Tickets are £10 (adult) for the Barnsley game and are available tonight.