Greg Abbott: Carlisle waiting for returning players lift

Manager Greg Abbott is convinced Carlisle United can overcome their poor form in League One, with several key players close to returning from injury.

Saturday's defeat by Sheffield United came without James Berrett, Peter Murphy, Frank Simek and Lee Miller.

They have won one of their last seven league matches, with four home losses in a row in the competition.

"I need my players back and we're a different team with everybody fit," Abbott told BBC Radio Cumbria.

"I'm upset with the amount of goals we conceded, but we will sort this out and turn it round.

"We keep going, working hard as we can and on the road we have a decent record."