CARLISLE United boss Paul Simpson has provided a 'disappointing' update on the club's pursuit of another loan signing. 

This comes hours after the Blues had confirmed the acquisition of Crystal Palace forward Luke Plange on a half-season loan deal, with it appearing likely that another loan signing would follow the 20-year-old through the door at Brunton Park.

However, in an update on the club's website, Simpson revealed that there is now some uncertainty regarding the expected goalkeeping arrival.

"It’s disappointing news on that one at the moment," he said.

"We’ve had a little bit of a setback with it.

"There are things going on inside his parent club that need to be resolved before they’ll allow him to come out.

"I’m still hopeful that we’re going to get him before the weekend, but we have to wait and see now.

"We had everything booked and ready for him, but this is another example of how things can crop up unexpectedly to change it all."

The Carlisle boss also provided an update on any other potential incomings before the start of the new campaign, revealing that the Blues have been in talks about another loan deal for 'six weeks'.

"Other than that one I don’t see there being anything else before the weekend," he said.

“We’ve been talking to another club about another loan, so there’s a possibility that might happen.

"With that one the guy we’re interested in needs to sign an extension to his contract, and until he’s done that the club won’t allow him to go anywhere.

"We’ve been in talks for six weeks on that one, we’d already started these talks before the end of last season, so it might happen, but then again it might not."

Should the Blues not secure a loan keeper before the weekend it would leave teenage Cumbrian Gabe Breeze as back-up to first-choice No1 Tomas Holy.

Carlisle had been looking at trialist keeper Dan Langley for much of pre-season but released the former Newcastle United man last week.