Canice Carroll is expected to make a quick return to fitness for Carlisle United.

The midfielder sat out Saturday’s win at Stevenage with an ankle injury.

But boss Steven Pressley says he has a chance of being involved against Forest Green at Brunton Park on Tuesday night.

“He should be ok come Tuesday,” Pressley said. “He should be fine.

“He’s obviously disappointed [to miss out] but I’m hoping come Monday he’ll return to training.”

Carroll’s absence saw Pressley change his side at the Lamex Stadium, bringing in new boy Gethin Jones and recalling matchwinner Harry McKirdy, Mo Sagaf dropping to the bench.

The latter, though, came on in the second half to set up McKirdy’s winner. Pressley said: “He [Sagaf] came on and did really well.

“He’s such a great kid and a kid full of energy, that just wants to be involved and play, and he had an assist for the all-important third goal.”

United’s manager also welcomed Hallam Hope back to first-team action as a second-half sub, following his return from Barbados international duty.

“I can honestly say when I spoke to him on Thursday there was a real energy about him again,” Pressley said.

“It’s been a good thing he’s got away and got his head together, and he’s been in good spirits.

“When he came on you saw a Hallam Hope with energy. Hopefully we will start seeing the best of Hallam.”