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Shamal George takes Carlisle loan deal after signing new Liverpool contract

Shamal George has joined League Two side Carlisle on loan Credit: PA

Liverpool youth-team goalkeeper Shamal George has joined League Two side Carlisle on loan after signing a new contract with Liverpool F.C.

The 19-year-old completed the formalities on an extension to his current deal before moving to Cumbria for a temporary spell initially lasting until January. Carlisle's goalkeeping coach Simon Tracey has welcomed George's move to Brunton Park.

It has been a dream for me to play for this club, so to get another contract on top of what I've already had is a good feeling. Game time is important for me because last year I didn't play much. Game time is the main focus. Liverpool will be watching me so hopefully they'll see I'm good enough and I can come back and push on here."

– Shamal George, Liverpool youth-team goalkeeper

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Raynes leaves Carlisle Utd for Crewe

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Defender Michael Raynes has turned down a new contract with Carlisle United to sign for Crewe Alexandra.

The 29-year-old joined the Blues in the summer of 2015.

He made a total of 97 appearances and scored six goals during his two-year stint at Brunton Park and was the club’s vice captain.

"Michael has been fantastic for us, both with how he's been as an individual and with his presence for us in the dressing room and out on the pitch.

"He's a great character who demands high standards of himself and of others and he was an excellent captain and vice captain through his time here.

"I'm sure he will go on to have an equally positive impact when he takes on his next challenge."

– Keith Curle, Carlisle United manager

Standing room only for Carlisle United play-off clash

Brunton Park is expected to be full for the Exeter clash Credit: ITV Border

Fans looking to buy a last minute ticket for Carlisle United's match against Exeter this evening will only have the option of a 'standing' ticket.

All seated tickets have sold out in what's going to be one of the club's most important games of the season as they look to gain first leg advantage in the play-offs.

Ahead of the tie at Brunton Park, captain Danny Grainger says there's a lot of belief in the team:

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