Carlisle have been on a poor run of form with the promotion-chasing side winning just once in their last five matches. After the latest home defeat to relegation side Notts County, it could be time for the team to change tactics according to manager Steven Pressley.

Carlisle are currently a point behind the final playoff place and face sixth-place Forest Green in a promotion six-pointer in the weekend. Presley admits that the 4-3-3 system he inherited from the former manager has not been working.

According to Presley since there have been a tweak in personnel it could worth changing the formation to suit the strengths of his team.  One major area affecting the club is the lack of quality in the attack as the club have lacked goals in the past few weeks.

The groin injury suffered to loan signing Mark Cullen has left the team without a recognized centre-forward.  Cullen is out for five to six weeks leaving Hallam Hope and Nathan Thomas the only options that currently play in the wide positions.

Pressley knows how difficult the task is with Cullen’s injury and knows that the club have been let down by not strengthening enough in the position during the January transfer window.

However, the team have to find a way to continue to grind out results as the there remains just 9 games remaining in what looks like a tight promotion race.  Carlisle according to reports are looking to free agents to sign to resolve their attacking injury woes.

It remains to be seen if the club would be able to bring anyone that would improve the squad ahead of the crucial part of the season. Carlisle sits seventh on the League two table and have a tough run of fixtures in the horizon including a home game against Leaders Lincoln City in two weeks’ time.