Carlisle United have been struggling against relegation throughout most of the season and their manager Graham Kavanagh is prepared to get into the transfer market to solve the crisis. He has stated that he will be making the request of new players to the board. The club are now just two places above the relegation zone after suffering a 4-2 defeat against Colchester United during the weekend. This was the fourth consecutive defeat they have suffered in all competitions. Carlisle are yet to taste success in 2014 after losing all of their matches so far.

Kavanagh has stated that one of the reasons for the poor performance of the team is the lack of strength, which is an issue he is looking to address by entering into the market. He has said that even getting some players back from injury may help him in the short-term, while he is ideally looking to spend some money to bring in quality names. The manager will be away for the next few days in order to undergo his UEFA Pro-Licence course, which lasts until Wednesday. However, he has confirmed that training will take place as usual and he will stay abreast of the situation.

The club’s next match will be against Milton Keynes, who are 10th in the table with just one win in the last five, on Wednesday.

“We are going to need some players [back] fit, or some money in the market to improve. It’s a problem and I’ll be asking this week what we can do. We are going to have to try and improve. I don’t think it’s a place for breathers and I don’t think the fans want to hear that I’m giving players breathers. They need to be on the training pitch as much as they can, getting things right,” said the manager.