Carlisle United are ready to move for more transfer targets with three days remaining in the transfer window.

The Blues remain on the trail of defenders, midfielders and attackers ahead of Thursday's deadline.

They have been strongly linked with a move for Plymouth’s Peter Grant, who could fill the left-sided defensive void left by Macaulay Gillesphey, who will undergo knee surgery this week.

Jerry Yates remains Carlisle’s top attacking target, with United continuing to pin their hopes on Rotherham bringing in a striker this week that could then see Yates return on loan.

Millers boss Paul Warne believes he will this week sign the target he was unable to secure in time for last Saturday’s game against Leeds.

The Blues are, though, continuing to look at other forward options.

One name that could be of interest is highly-rated Brighton under-23 striker Aaron Connolly.

The Ireland under-19 international, 19 yesterday, has attracted “numerous enquiries” this month according to Seagulls boss Chris Hughton, who is weighing up whether to send the forward out for regular first-team experience.

Connolly has made one senior appearance for the Premier League club this season, as a late sub in their Carabao Cup defeat to Southampton, having made one other first-team outing in the same competition against Barnet in 2017.

He also starred in the Seagulls’ Checkatrade Trophy campaign this term, scoring five goals in their under-21s’ three group games, some reports linking him with Celtic, Leeds and Hoffenheim.

Earlier this month Hughton told The Argus: "Over this period of time we'll assess what will happen with him, whether we decide to keep him here or whether he will take up one of the numerous enquiries for him."

The Blues have not commented on speculation linking them with 24-year-old Argyle defender Grant, who is available for a move having struggled to force his way into their League One side.

Grant – son of the former Celtic and Scotland player of the same name - joined Plymouth from Steven Pressley’s former club Falkirk last summer.

He has made just nine appearances this season and could now leave Home Park, where manager Derek Adams wants to make defensive signings of his own.

It is understood the unnamed midfielder mentioned last week by boss Pressley remains a possible signing, meanwhile.

The manager also revealed on Saturday that he was interested in Aston Villa prospect Callum O’Hare.

It promises to remain a busy period at Brunton Park after Blackpool frontman Mark Cullen yesterday became their third January arrival.

He joined on loan until the end of the season.