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Carlisle United sign striker on loan

George Waring also had a loan spell at Oxford. Credit: PA

Carlisle United have signed Stoke City striker George Waring on a half-season loan deal.

Waring, 22, joined Everton as a teenager and left to join Stoke City at the age of 19.

He made his professional debut against Yeovil during a loan spell with Barnsley in January 2015, and scored six goals in 19 appearances for the Tykes.

The signing comes amid ongoing speculation about the future of Carlisle United's top scorer, Charlie Wyke.

George is the type of player who we feel will thrive in the environment we've created. He's got good technical ability, as you'd expect from a player coming from a club at that level, and he definitely won't struggle with the physical aspects of the game.

He's had recent experience of being with a promotion winning team and he's ready to make a mark. His size will add something different and it will give us more options with the way we can approach games, and likewise change our approach during games, so we're pleased that he's chosen to join us.

– Keith Curle, Manager

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O'Sullivan signs deal with Carlisle United after release from Blackburn

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Carlisle United have signed former-Blackburn midfielder, John O'Sullivan, on an 18-month deal.

The 23-year-old was most recently on loan to Accrington Stanley, but was made a free agent by Blackburn on his return this month.

When he first went to Accrington there was a lot of talk about him and Blackburn were turning down six figure bids for him because they had high hopes for him.

"I know he's had a few offers from a higher division but we got in there early like we like to do. Whenever you watch John he stands out, and hopefully he'll stand out for us."

– Lee Dykes, Assistant Manager, Carlisle United

Curle: "We're not going to be pressurised into losing our assets"

Keith Curle has said Carlisle United will "not be pressurised into losing our assets" following a rejected bid by Bradford City to secure Charlie Wyke.

The club were hoping to land United's leading striker, but Curle said they didn't offer what they feel is Wyke's value.

The Blues manager went on to confirm that although Bradford City were the only club to lodge an official offer, there are other clubs showing a strong interest.

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M-Sport return home after Rallye Monte Carlo win

M-sport World Rally Team have returned to their base in Cockermouth after winning the opening round of the World Rally Championship.

The west Cumbrian firm signed the world champion Sebastien Ogier in December.

Along with their new car, they beat some of the biggest manufacturers to take the win at Rallye Monte Carlo.

Lori Carnochan went along to Dovenby Hall to meet the team on their return.

Pictures courtesy of WRC Promoter.

Stranraer FC gets new manager

Stephen Farrell started his managerial duties today Credit: ITV Border

Stephen Farrell has been appointed as Stranraer Football Club's new manager.

He began his career as a manager at Cumnock Juniors in 2009, taking over from former Stranraer boss Campbell Money.

Farrell then went on to become assistant manager at Stair Park between December 2012 and May 2015 and played for the club during the 1994/95 season.

For the past year and a half, Farrell has been assisting Stevie Aitken at Dumbarton.

Farrell will be in the Dumbarton dugout for the visit of Queen of the South, before officially starting on Monday with Stranraer FC and` meeting the players on Tuesday evening at training.

United terminate Kevin Wright's contract early

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Defender Kevin Wright has left Carlisle United, after having his contract terminated early.

The 21-year-old left the club by mutual consent, after making a total of three first team appearances.

We’ve terminated his contract early to give him as much chance as possible within the transfer window to get himself sorted.

“He’s another who wasn’t getting the game time he needed and he’s at an age and a stage of his career where that needs to be the case."

– Keith Curle, Carlisle United manager
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