Carlisle United are hoping to avoid any last-minute hold-ups and get a loan exension for in-form Jerry Yates over the line.

The Rotherham striker, who has fired five goals in his last four games, is set to play the final game of his initial half-season spell at Morecambe tomorrow.

That means the Cumbrians have the rest of this week to clinch a longer spell for the 22-year-old ahead of next weekend's visit of Mansfield.

United say they have agreed all the financial requirements of an extension and the matter is now in the hands of Yates' parent club.

Blues director of football David Holdsworth said: "We are still hopeful that Rotherham United will allow continuous performances for Jerry at Carlisle United.

"We have agreed to all the financial agreements and Jerry is loving his time at Brunton Park.

"We have valued our relationship with Rotherham and hope they will allow Jerry to continue his progression upon our guidance."

Yates run of fine form continued on Saturday when he scored a late winner for John Sheridan's play-off chasing side in their 2-1 victory against Macclesfield.

That came after goals against Colchester, Crawley and Oldham this month.

He has scored seven goals in 29 United appearances in total, often featuring in wide positions before getting a run in his perferred striker role more recently.

United expect Ashley Nadesan to return to Fleetwood after tomorrow's game while the signs are more positive about an extension for fellow loanee Jack Sowerby, whose initial spell is up later in January.

Sheridan also plans to speak to Adam Campbell, who is less likely to be retained after struggling to hold down a place in the side.

He is unable to play against parent club Morecambe tomorrow and his loan is up on January 2.