JAKE Scrimshaw hopes his hard graft up front for Newport County AFC will finally lead to three points tomorrow evening (kick-off 7pm).

The Exiles welcome fellow promotion hopefuls Carlisle United to Rodney Parade, aiming to end a seven-game winless streak going back to December 8.

Michael Flynn’s side sit third in the table but tonight’s visitors are just a point back with two games in hand.

Scrimshaw arrived on loan from Bournemouth earlier this month but has had to live off scraps in three starts.

His willing running helped to earn draws against promotion rivals Salford and Cheltenham and he got off the mark at Oldham on Saturday, only for Joss Labadie’s red card to put County under the pump and ultimately go down to a 3-2 loss at Boundary Park.

Scrimshaw’s energy will be key to County reigniting their push to go up to League One and the 20-year-old from the Isle of Wight is happy to keep racking up the miles.

“That’s the way I like to play, I like to give everything that I can for the team,” said the forward, who spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Walsall.

“In that situations like Saturday I had to give everything even though it meant I couldn’t run any more! I will run all day if I can for the team.

“It’s always nice to get a goal on a personal note, it brings a bit of confidence, but I would have rather had a point or the win.

“It was disappointing to lose after going down to 10 men early on. It felt like even then we performed well but little details cost us.

“We scored early and it was nice for me to get my first goal, but that doesn’t matter after the result.

“Everyone put a shift in and when we went forward we still created a bit considering we only had 10 but it just didn’t happen for us.”

County will hope for a change of fortune against a Carlisle side who haven’t played since January 2 because of a coronavirus outbreak.

Flynn will field a midfield without Labadie, who starts a three-match suspension, and playmaker Josh Sheehan, who serves the last of his three-match ban for a dismissal against Salford.

“We will go again, it’s going to be difficult losing two key players but we just have to stick together, especially against a good team like Carlisle,” said Scrimshaw.

“We have to make sure we give everything to get the three points.”