Attacking midfielder Jordan Gibson picked up the man-of-the-match award on Tuesday night and manager Paul Simpson was quick to sing his praised after the game.
“He was creative, but the goal comes from him actually working and chasing,” he said. “I’ve backed Jordan Gibson from the day I came into the club.
“He frustrates the life out of me at times, but he’s got so much ability, he’s a real creative player, and if he can put the work in, that he has done in this start of the season, he’ll cause all sorts of problems.
“He’s got something about him. Some are saying it’s his best performance for Carlisle, I don’t really know, but I’m really pleased with him and hopefully that’s given him a lot of belief to take forward as well.”
“I thought last season he showed us versatility playing in midfield, playing wide on the right,” he continued. “At the start of the season he was playing as a striker, on Tuesday he had to play wide on the left for us, when we changed it a little bit.
“He’s shown a real desire. I’ve always thought Jordan had the ability, I talk to him all the time about his body language.
“It’s not that he doesn’t want to work, but his body language makes you think he doesn’t. I spoke to him probably from the first week I came into this club about it.
“I like him, I think he’s got a ability, I really do – as much ability and creativity as most players in our group. It’s about going and showing it.
“In the first few games and pre-season he showed it and I thought Tuesday was a really strong performance from him.”