Overall, it has been a positive week for Carlisle United who claimed a much-needed victory at Stevenage and then drew with Forest Green Rovers.

On Saturday, it was great to come away from the Lamex Stadium with the points. I wasn’t at the game but, from the sounds of things, it doesn’t sound like it was a classic, but United got the job done.

Well done to the Blues’ match-winner Harry McKirdy, who scored twice and also set up Nathan Thomas who netted the other goal for the Cumbrians.

But Tuesday’s game was a completely different type of match, with the Gloucestershire club enjoying the lion’s share of possession at Brunton Park. I can’t remember seeing an away side have quite so much possession before!

Once again, Carlisle had skipper Adam Collin in goal to thank for some fine saves against Mark Cooper’s men, albeit I think it was the home side who probably had the better chances on the night.

I think Gethin Jones, who signed for Steven Pressley’s side last Friday, will be a good signing.

He seems to have got in at Mansfield and Fleetwood, and played a few games for both clubs during his spells with them, and he looks like he could do a solid job in the Blues’ backline.

But I think Carlisle do still need to work on moving the ball from back to front, and their link-up play from defence to midfield to attack.

In saying that, the past two results do give United something to build on, ahead of tomorrow’s trip to take on Bradford.

If Carlisle go to Valley Parade and come back with a point, I think that will probably go down as a good point, ahead of next weekend’s league match at home to struggling Oldham, which will come after next Tuesday’s EFL Trophy tie against Wolves’ Under-21s team.

Pressley has never really been able to get an unbeaten run going in his time in the Brunton Park hot-seat and I’m sure he will be keen to get one going now.

For the match against the Yorkshire outfit this weekend, I’m sure the Blue army will travel in their numbers.

Bradford were beaten at Cheltenham on Tuesday, too.

Like with any game in League Two, if United go there and set their stall out properly, they will be well capable of getting another result.

But with the way Bradford play, the Cumbrians will need to be right on their game defensively, especially in the first 20 minutes when the home crowd will be right behind them.

I’m sure Carlisle will be thinking, the longer the game goes without the Bantams finding a way through, the better that is for them. It will start to frustrate their players and, possibly, the home supporters could then get on to their own players’ backs.

With United 17th in League Two, at least recent results have given them a bit more of a cushion away from the bottom of the league, now eight points ahead of basement boys Stevenage. That’s why the win against Stevenage was so important.

Ex-Carlisle midfielder Jamie Devitt, on loan with Bradford, will miss the game through injury.

When he is on it, the Irishman can take the game away from you inside 20 minutes, so I’m sure Pressley will be relieved he won’t have to come up with a plan to stop the 29-year-old.