Jack Bridge insists Carlisle United are in confident mood for their League Two clash at Bradford in front of what is expected to be a bumper crowd.

Having taken four points from their last two matches, the 17th-placed Blues will look to continue to climb the table as they visit Valley Parade tomorrow (3pm kick-off).

Midfielder Bridge, Carlisle’s man-of-the-match in their goalless draw with Forest Green on Tuesday night, expects “a good atmosphere” as United face Gary Bowyer’s ninth-placed team who currently get the league’s highest crowds, averaging an attendance of more than 14,000 so far this season.

But the 23-year-old hopes Carlisle can rise to the occasion and earn a third straight away victory, with more than 550 away tickets sold so far.

“I think it will be a good atmosphere there. It’s a massive club," he said.

"We always bring fans wherever we go.

"It’s some travelling that our fans do, so fair play to them. We always have a decent following, so it should be a good atmosphere and, hopefully, a good game.

"We feel confident going into any game, home or away. We have a good record away from home, so we just want to keep that going."

The former Northampton man is one of a host of players to have joined the Cumbrians this summer, and he reckons Steven Pressley’s side are improving every week.

He said: “It’s a new team, obviously, with a lot of new players. I feel we are getting better each week.

“There have been a few disappointments here and there but, at the moment, I feel like we are on a positive [run].

"The way we are trying to play is really coming together now, and I think that’s a massive positive.”

After Carlisle’s stalemate with fifth-placed Forest Green at Brunton Park in midweek, Bridge admits there was a mixture of emotions in the Blues’ camp with the Gloucestershire club having played the last 20 minutes with 10 men after James Morton had been sent off.

“It’s a bit of everything. We are happy with a point, the clean sheet is a positive, and we played well,” he said.

"But there is a bit of frustration in there because it’s a game we feel we should be winning, especially when they go down to 10 men.

"We feel like we could have done a bit more, and taken the chances we had to grab the game and the three points."

But, with Forest Green having been keen to pass the ball around, Bridge says he enjoyed the tactical battle the match posed.

He said: “It’s nice, it was a nice little change.

"League Two has a [certain] reputation and Tuesday was a match that not many League Two games are like, both teams really trying to play football. I think it’s good for the league.”

Boss Pressley, meanwhile, says he will monitor the fitness of his players closely as he consider making changes.

The Blues boss hopes midfielder Canice Carroll will be in contention as he bids to make a swift return from an ankle injury.

After starting on the bench against Forest Green, frontmen Hallam Hope, Ryan Loft and Elias Sorensen will hope to push their claims for a starting place at Bradford, who lost 3-2 at Cheltenham in their last fixture.

Bradford’s former Carlisle playmaker Jamie Devitt will miss the clash, having torn a hamstring tendon.