Steven Pressley has pledged not to “overreact” to Carlisle United’s run of three straight league defeats.

The Blues host League new boys Salford today (Brunton Park, 3pm) hoping for a much-needed win.

United’s boss has not ruled out making changes to his side in a bid to end their losing run.

But he denied there would be any knee-jerk response.

He said: “Sometimes on the back of disappointment you can overreact.

“Sometimes there aren’t so many things wrong.

“There can be small details and things within the team that you have to do better, but it doesn’t mean that everything’s not right.

“The difference sometimes between winning and losing can sometimes be two moments in a game. Other parts of the team can function really well.

“My job isn’t to absolutely react that it’s all wrong – far from it. There were many good things the other night [the 2-0 defeat at Cheltenham].

“But there are things we must do better and things certain personnel have to do better. It’s my job to help them become better.”

Pressley has named the same side for United’s last three games – the 3-0 Carabao Cup win at Barnsley and the league defeats to Mansfield and Cheltenham.

If he alters things today it could give the likes of Olufela Olomola and Hallam Hope the chance of a call-up, while midfielder Canice Carroll is also back from suspension.

United's boss said Jack Bridge (ankle) and Ryan Loft (hamstring) are both fit despite midweek injury concerns.

Pressley denied there was any additional pressure on this weekend's game despite United’s need for a better result.

“I see every game as a pressure game,” he said. “I demand from myself every moment of every day, and nothing will change on that.

“A week is a long time in football. You don’t become a really good team or a really bad team in a week. It’s about enduring that, facing up to it and trying to solve the problems.

“Whatever words I give you aren’t so important – it’s the actions of the team that speak loudest.”

Pressley said striker Olomola had made “a significant difference to our performance” when he came off the bench at Cheltenham.

On Carroll’s return from a three-match ban, he added: “I’m really pleased he’s back involved but I actually thought our three midfield players played very well the other night. I thought they were a shining light and good in the game.

“I didn’t think that was the reason we lost the game. It was one of the reasons we played well in the second half. But he [Carroll] gives us a different type.“

Whoever gets the nod will have to counter promoted Salford’s strengths at both ends, according to United’s manager.

The Ammies, famously backed by the ‘Class of 92’ Manchester United legends, have won one, drawn two and lost one so far in their maiden EFL campaign.

Pressley said: “They’ve made a very solid start. They’re still trying to find their way, like a lot of sides, but they’re a very effective side that are exceptionally strong in both boxes and that is the most important part of football.

“They don’t hide that. They ask you to defend in your box and they defend their own box particularly well. It’s a really good test for us and we’re gonna have to answer those questions.”

Pressley also praised the way Salford have gone about their well-funded rise through the divisions. As well as the Class of 92’s investment, they are co-owned by billionaire Singaporean Peter Lim.

United’s manager said: “If truth be told they’re a club that financially we can’t compete with. But they’re a club we have great respect for.

“They also have a very good management team in Graham Alexander, someone I’ve played alongside and very much respect, and Chris Lucketti, his assistant, who worked with me at Fleetwood. They’ve done a terrific job there.

“They’re a club with ambition and it would appear they’re very well-structured. Although they have money behind them, it would appear they’re doing that in a very manageable manner and they’re a really well-run football club.

“They deserve great credit for how they’ve gone about things. They’ve invested in their infrastructure, their stadium, and they’re going about their business in the correct manner.”