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Carlisle United head into the weekend game with Gavin Skelton at the helm, with him taking up the caretaker duties, along with Eric Kinder, following the departure of Chris Breech after last weekend’s defeat at Bristol Rovers.
Speaking ahead of the game Gavin said: “I’m looking forward to the game and so are the players.
“We’re not hiding away from the fact of where we are, and we want to put it right. We desperately want to get to Saturday, start the game on the front-foot and take it to Tranmere.
“The focus is on Tranmere, it’s been that way since Monday morning, but we have picked the bones out of the previous games to see what we can improve on.
“We’re looking at Tranmere to see where we can cause them problems, and with it being at home we really want the crowd to get right behind us.
“We appreciate that we need to give them something for them to get behind, and we hope to do that because the Brunton Park crowd can be really intimidating and hostile when their supporting their team.
“That’s why it’s important to give them something so that they can give us something back. We’re asking for their help on Saturday and hopefully we can give them plenty to cheer about.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding the club at the moment, Gavin’s first task and main focus is on Saturday and hopefully getting a positive result for the club. Carlisle have won only 1 of their last 6 games in the league and Gavin is keen to change this run as soon as possible.
“All of the noise around everything else, I can’t get involved in that because we have what will be a tough opponent to get ready for. That’s what I have to concentrate on.
“I don’t really do social media, that’s just my own choice, so it doesn’t affect me in that way that much. It’s all about Saturday and the rest will take care of itself after that.