Carlisle United manager Steven Pressley could be set to get an analyst after all.

The Blues manager recently claimed he had been promised an extra member of staff if his team had beaten Rochdale in the Carabao Cup and secured a big third-round tie.

That bid was thwarted with a 2-1 defeat which saw Rochdale earn a lucrative trip to Manchester United.

But Pressley says he is now going down a different route on the analyst front – with the help of Penrith boss Andy Coyles.

United’s manager said: “I still might be getting an analyst.

“I was contacted by the manager of Penrith who’s very active in this area and he’s going to meet me next week.

“Hopefully we’re going to get two interns in to really give us support in that area.”

Pressley added: “It’s something we need – if we want to keep progressing as a club we’ve got to exploit different areas.

“A lot of big clubs, Sunderlands, Newcastles in this area really exploit the interns and we’ve got to do that as well.”

Coyles is a full-time senior lecturer in sports coaching at Northumbria University.

He is also head coach of the England Universities football side.