Carlisle United's Adam Campbell is returning to parent club Morecambe at the end of his half-season loan.

United have not pursued a longer deal for the forward, who struggled to hold down a starting place at Brunton Park.

Campbell's loan was up on Wednesday and the 24-year-old's time with the Blues is over after talks with boss John Sheridan.

His departure will not come as a surprise given the ex-Newcastle man made just four starts, as well as 13 sub appearances, since joining on the eve of the season.

Although a regular in the squad, Campbell failed to score in his 17 outings, his last appearance coming as a sub in the 2-1 win against Macclesfield on December 29.

He was not allowed to feature against his parent club on New Year's Day as United won 2-0 - a fith straight win - to go seventh.

“He’s a player who needs to be playing football," said manager Sheridan.

"He’s been unlucky that he’s had one or two in front of him."

The Cumbrians are hoping to add to their squad ahead of Saturday's clash with third-placed Mansfield.