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Monday, 21 April 2014

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Jordan Cook's agent will not return Carlisle Utd manager's calls

Carlisle United boss Greg Abbott today called on Jordan Cook’s agent to “show us some respect” by returning his calls.

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Jordan Cook

The Blues manager admitted his pursuit of the former loan ace has run cold in recent weeks.

Abbott would still love to bring ex-Sunderland frontman Cook, left, to Brunton Park on a permanent basis.

But he said he has not been kept in the loop by the player’s representative and is now looking for some answers.

“I’ve made numerous phonecalls to Jordan’s agent and the last I heard he was talking to Championship clubs,” Abbott said.

“The outcome was that he would let me know – but I haven’t had that response.

“I’m disappointed with that. I would like Jordan’s agent to show us the respect that we’ve shown him.

“We want him to give us an answer as to whether he’s interested or not. It’s something I will chase up.”

Cook, 22, is currently on holiday and appears in no rush to decide on his long-term future.

The pacy striker impressed during his 14-game loan stint at Brunton Park last season, a period which included his memorable late double in the 2-1 win at MK Dons.

He is understood to be a target for some of Carlisle’s League One rivals, including Hartlepool.

Abbott has so far made one summer signing in ex-Notts County defender Mike Edwards but the Blues boss says he is closing in on a second target.

“There is a player I’ve agreed terms with, he is on holiday at the minute but the contract is agreed and verbally accepted,” said the United manager, who must also replace the departed duo Francois Zoko and Tom Taiwo whilst also covering the likely loss of JP McGovern.

“He is due here for a medical in June sometime. He has been around the game quite a bit, has got plenty of experience and is a good guy.”

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