Steven Pressley has called for more from Carlisle United ahead of their trip to Bradford, as they eye an extended unbeaten run.

The Blues backed up their 3-2 success at Stevenage last weekend with a goalless draw against 10-man Forest Green on Tuesday.

And Pressley now wants a level of consistency from his troops which allows them to string a long run of positive results together.

"We’re showing good signs and I think we’ve only lost once in our last five [in the league], so that’s good to see," he said.

"There’s a level of consistency, with two wins and two draws, but I want more.

"I want us to keep progressing and to not be satisfied with one defeat in five. I want us all to need more than that.

"The good thing is I’m seeing a group of players who are absolutely applying themselves. We had two players go down with cramp [on Tuesday] and I think that, in itself, tells us how hard they’re working."

And ahead of their trip to Valley Parade on Saturday, the Blues boss says he will consider making changes.

He said: “The players worked tirelessly and also, I know we don’t have a big squad, but there will certainly have to be considerations [with regards to changes] for the weekend, because of the work ethic of the group.

“But I’ll see how they feel over the next couple of days and then I’ll make my decision.”

Pressley, who hopes midfielder Canice Carroll will be in contention to face Gary Bowyer’s men as he makes a swift return from an ankle injury, accepts it was important to build on their success over Stevenage, with their draw in midweek.

But Pressley also called for patience as 17th-placed United aim to continue to climb the League Two table.

He said: “It’ll just take time, and I mean that. I know some people don’t like to give you time, but it will take time.

"We work really hard and, as long as I keep seeing that type of application from the group, then I have belief we’ll progress.”

Mo Sagaf, once again, came in for praise from United’s manager.

“In the performances Mo has made so far, he’s done really well,” he said.

“I thought he was excellent again on Tuesday, but my only criticism of him, which I told him about at half-time, was his boots.

"He slipped several times in the first half, and I said to him, not quite like this, but I told him as a defender, he should be wearing studs.

“If I’d have done that when I was younger, I’d have been in running the next day. Times have changed unfortunately!

"On a serious note, I thought he was excellent.”

Pressley added: “I know we have to win home games to try and entice the supporters back, and we have to play the type of football they want to come back and see.

"I thought our performance was very strong in many respects, we just couldn’t find the winning goal.”

This weekend’s clash will see Carlisle defender Nathaniel Knight-Percival come up against his former club.

For the Bantams, ex-United youth defender Ben Richards-Everton could be involved, but Jamie Devitt will miss out on a match against his old employers with a torn hamstring tendon.