Jake Carter is to continue his loan stay at Whitehaven until the end of June.

The Barrow half-back joined Haven at the end of last month and has fitted in really well at the Recreation Ground.

He made his debut off the bench in the Good Friday derby victory against Workington Town.

The club have now extended his loan period until June 30 which will see him available for the next six Betfred League One fixtures

Coach Gary Charlton said: “I’m really pleased because Jake has done well for us since coming into the side. He enjoys being with us and getting some regular games at a good level of rugby.

“He has a very good kicking game and is the type of half-back that can lead a team around the field. Jake has been an excellent acquisition.”

Carter will be in the squad for Sunday’s trip to Wrexham to take on North Wales Crusaders.

An enforced absentee on Sunday will be winger Dave Thompson who picked up a one-match ban for a tackling offence in the 1895 Cup defeat at Oldham.

Charlton said: “He was given a yellow card for the offence and has to sit out our next game, so it’s timely that Andrew Bulman will be ready to resume at Wrexham. Our injuries have cleared and the only one still missing is likely to be Ethan Kelly.”

Meanwhile, Whitehaven are hoping to finalise a deal for their former prop and player-coach Carl Forster.