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Lambe looking to fire Carlisle up the table

Reggie Lambe has backed Carlisle United to recover from their slow start in the Sky Bet League Two this season and achieve promotion.

Carlisle, who lost to Exeter City in the play-off semi-finals last term, are sixteenth in the table, seven points adrift of a play-off place — but Lambe believes they have the quality to quickly turn things around.

“We're mid-table at the minute and we just want to push on and do better than we did last year, which would be promotion,” Lambe told The Royal Gazette.

“I think we're capable of it and we've boosted the squad with some new additions. In our past two games at home we've been unlucky not to get the three points.

“Last season we fell at the final hurdle, the semi-finals, and hopefully we can replicate that and remember what happened last season and push on. That's really our aim this season.”

Lambe says his team-mates are working hard to tighten things up in defence as they take a break from league action this weekend with an FA Cup first-round tie at home to Oldham Athletic.

“Keeping clean sheets is the big thing we're working on at the minute, because we always feel we're going to score goals,” Lambe said. “We just need to stop the goals going in at the other end.”

The 26-year-old is his side's top scorer this season with six goals, despite being deployed in several different positions by manager Keith Curle.

“It has been my best start to a season with a few assists and goals,” Lambe said.

“I just want to keep that going and help the team get in the automatic promotion spots.

“I've been playing in any position the manager wants to use me. I even had a few games at right back!

“My preferred position is number ten, or on the left or right — any of those three positions.”

Lambe will be back in Carlisle's thoughts after playing for Bermuda against Barbados last weekend (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published November 03, 2017 at 9:00 am (Updated November 03, 2017 at 12:31 am)

Lambe looking to fire Carlisle up the table

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