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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Carlisle United boss Greg Abbott wants new loan signing

Manager Greg Abbott will renew his efforts to make a new loan signing after Carlisle United's defence struggled at Scunthorpe.

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Greg Abbott

The Blues boss wants cover at the back with Chris Chantler out for the season.

Abbott is using Matty Robson at left-back but conceded the ex-Hartlepool man had an off-day in the 3-1 defeat at Glanford Park.

The United boss believes Robson can do a capable job in the position but would still like to use him further forward, where Robson has excelled this term.

Asked if a new signing was likely, Abbott said: "I would like to be able to go into the open market, but I'm working in a very limited market.

"We haven’t got the fortunes that other people have to play with. I look at Bournemouth spending £400,000 on a player in January and I feel a bit sorry for myself at times.

"But no excuses, we will try and make the squad a little bit stronger. It's an area where we probably need options.

"Matty has been great going forward, but had a game [at Scunthorpe] where he found it tough. The whole back four did.

"It's an area where I'd like to get some options. If I can do it with the support of the board with what we've got, I will try and make it happen."

Former United striker Paddy Madden is now League One's outright leading scorer after firing his 17th goal of the season in Yeovil's 3-1 win over Preston last night.

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