Marksman Olufela Olomola is eyeing another upset tonight so Carlisle United can continue the first cup run of his career.

The loan striker is set to face Rochdale (Spotland, 7.45pm) as the Blues bid to reach the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Victory against their League One hosts could earn United a money-spinning tie against a top-flight club as they try to emulate 2015’s feats when they faced Liverpool.

For Olomola, who scored his second Carlisle goal against Salford on Saturday, it is an exciting prospect.

“We all want to get through and get a good cup run,” Olomola said. “I’ve never actually been on a cup run before so it would be something special.

“It’s something we wanted to do well in at the start of the season. We know it will be a tough game and it will be different to the Barnsley game [the last round when United won 3-0].

“As long as we play to our strengths and do what we’re good at I think we can win.

“Hopefully I get the nod to play, and if I do I’ll give it everything.”

Tonight’s tie against Brian Barry-Murphy’s side is Carlisle’s sixth game in 18 days and manager Steven Pressley has admitted the heavy fixture load may influence his selection tonight.

Olomola, though, says he is ready for another outing and said: “We’ve had a lot of games but this is why I love football.

“Everybody wants to be playing matches, so I always enjoy when the games come thick and fast. I’m raring to go and I can’t wait for the game.”

Carlisle will go through to tomorrow’s night’s draw if they overcome Dale, who are 13th in League One after one win, three draws and one defeat.

Olomola, meanwhile was delighted to grab his second United goal in Saturday’s 2-2 draw when he impressed on his recall in attack.

The 21-year-old Scunthorpe loan man headed home an early Nathan Thomas cross. He said: “If it’s a header, a tap-in or a screamer I’m happy to score.

“I just want to keep scoring goals for the team to help in whatever way I can.

“Nath has got great quality so whenever he’s got the ball I always try and make runs into the box. Luckily he found me with his cross today.

“I think that might be my first ever professional goal with my head so that’s a nice thing to tick off.

“I came here to play games and score goals so whenever I’m doing that, I’m always happy. As a striker it’s important to get goals because ultimately that’s what you’re judged on.

“You can play well but if you don’t score goals then you’ll always have that question mark against your name. I’m delighted to have got two goals already, but I’m also looking for the team to pick up more points.

“The consistency of the team is the most important thing, and I want to put in performances to help the team win games.

“I’m delighted on a personal note with how I’m playing, but I still think there’s more to come from me to help the team win games as well.”

United have not won in the league since the first day, with three defeats and Saturday’s draw coming after their Crawley opener. Olomola, though, believes they are showing good signs.

“Football is all about fine margins, and apart from the Swindon game I think we’ve been the better team in all the games we’ve played so far,” he said.

“It’s those fine margins that have been letting us down. It was important to get a point on the board after the two defeats, but we’re disappointed we didn’t get the three points.

“It’s important to stay positive because we haven’t been beaten by a better team, it’s just sloppy errors here and there that have cost us. I think as soon as we eradicate those we’ll be right up there.”

The striker is also happy with life at Brunton Park after making his season-long loan move in the summer. He added: “I’m really enjoying my time here and everyone has been so welcoming. When you’re at a place where you feel like you’re wanted and everybody wants you, it makes a massive different to your confidence and how you play.”