Carlisle United sit 21st in the 24-team League Two, currently five points off bottom.

The club has won only five of its 19 matches to date and manager Steven Pressley was sacked two weeks ago.

But former Joeys representative Iredale, who joined the Cumbrians from Greenock Morton in May, is keeping the faith.

"To be honest it doesn’t feel like a relegation battle right now,” he told FTBL. "We’re confident we’ve got enough quality in the team to get results.”

Iredale admitted it was tough to see Pressley depart.

"It was tough, I really liked him," he said. "I knew exactly what he wanted and he put a lot of trust in me as well."

Irelade, who came through the ranks at Perth Glory and ECU Joondalup in Western Australia, is enjoying the switch from Scotland to England.

The 23-year-old has been a regular for the Cumbrians, making 16 appearances in League Two.

"I am loving English football," he said. "I’m enjoying it in the sense that I’m playing every week and every game, but it’s been a tough season regarding results.

"I’m appreciating that the style of football here is more suited to passing-based football."

He added: "I feel like the standard is better too. More tactical analysis and stuff like that."