Graham Kavanagh: Carlisle manager wants style change

Carlisle United manager Graham Kavanagh

Carlisle boss Graham Kavanagh wants to develop a passing style, but says it is a long-term change requiring patience.

A stoppage-time goal by Mark Beck on Tuesday at the expense of Conference South outfit Boreham Wood.

"It was a massive relief to go through, but we really do have to play better," Kavanagh told BBC Radio Cumbria.

"We didn't pass the ball well enough and that has to change. I am trying to change our style but it'll take time."

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Carlisle must do better - Kavanagh

Kavanagh's side have struggled of late, winning just once in 10 games prior to the cup replay.

They fell behind early to the non-league minnows and only drew level in the 80th minute before grabbing a late winner.

"We need to impose ourselves on matches and demand the ball. and not get dragged into direct football," he added.

"It's going to have to be a patient, long, training process. I'm in danger of sounding like a broken record but every single day matters as a footballer - that's how top players train."

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