Flood of Carlisle United signings is not over yet

With yet more injuries to contend with, Carlisle United manager Graham Kavanagh plans to make use of his last six shopping days of 2013-14

Mark Runnacles/Getty Images Graham Kavanagh the manager of Carlisle United
Graham Kavanagh the manager of Carlisle United

This being a day of the week with the letter “a” in it, Graham Kavanagh is looking to add to his Carlisle United squad.

Thursday is the last day of trading during a season which has seen an astonishing turnover of players at Brunton Park.

More injuries ahead of today’s League One trip to Notts County mean the Cumbrians’ manager is not finished yet.

Liam Noble’s season has been ended by torn ankle ligaments, while calf injuries are likely to keep Pascal Chimbonda and Paul Thirlwell out today. Matty Robson (back) also misses out, while Sean O’Hanlon’s return to training is unlikely to have come soon enough.

It is why Kavanagh said: “I am still looking to bring one or two more in, if we can. It’s just the way things are with what we want to do at the moment.

“It’s down to the situation I was left with when I took over because I didn’t envisage having as many injuries as I’ve had.

“All of the injured players are our players and I’ve never really known anything like it. I think we’re doing well in the circumstances but we need to turn that into being good enough to make sure we stay in this league.

“We’re not close to bringing anyone in at this stage. I’ve had one or two conversations but they haven’t gone further than being conversations. I’ve said before it’s difficult to get any kind of signing at this stage of the season so we’ll see how it goes. If we get people in that will be good.”

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