Hull City loanee Callum Jones says he is pleased to be gaining valuable minutes for the Shrimps after a good run of form.
The 20-year-old has faced stiff competition for places since the season began and has had to wait for his chance to make an impact.
Having started the last four games, Jones says it’s nice to be on the pitch and showing what he can do.
“I’ve had to wait my chance,” he said.
“Playing minutes is the most important thing, that’s why I’m here and I want to try and get the gaffer’s trust and to try and make him play me every week is what I’m aiming to do.
“I’m being patient and learning from players like Toums [Diagouraga] like I’ve said before, watching how they play, positions they pick up, I’m just trying to improve all the time.
“When I get minutes, [I’m] just trying to impress, to stay in the team as long as I can.
“At the moment, I’m just trying to get as many games here as I can and go back a better player.”
A win on Tuesday would be Morecambe’s second on the bounce in all competitions, an achievement that Jones thinks would really install confidence within the squad.
“Two wins hopefully in a few days puts us into good stead to coming back, so when we play Fleetwood in the league,” he added.
“We want to try and get a little run going tomorrow and we’ll try and continue it.
“They’re [Carlisle] struggling aren’t they a bit, it’s the Papa John’s so it’s not the league, they’ve got a big game at the weekend, so they’ll want to put things right tomorrow.
“We won’t be doing anything different, we’ll be playing how we play and we’ll be expecting a tough game.”
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