Carlisle United have beaten the transfer deadline to sign young Huddersfield attacker Micah Obiero on loan.

The 19-year-old has joined the Cumbrians on a deal until January.

Obiero's arrival is the only piece of business completed by the Blues on the final day of the domestic transfer window.

The teenager, who is yet to make a first-team appearance, will give United competition up front at a time they are without three of their other attacking players.

Obiero has impressed for the Terriers' academy sides after joining in the 2016/17 campaign from the XYZ Academy in Hackney, London, following an earlier spell with Leyton Orient.

In January this year he signed a new deal running until June 2022. Huddersfield's academy manager Emyr Humphreys said: “Micah has worked hard in our academy set-up and deserves this loan move.

“Gaining your first taste of regular men’s football is really important for a young player and he will experience that at a good, competitive level.

“This will be a really good test for Micah, one I’m sure he will relish.”

Obiero may not be involved for the Blues against Colchester tomorrow with his arrival having been confirmed after midday today.

United boss Chris Beech told the club website that the arrival of an extra forward in Obiero was "prudent" given United's recent injuries and the busy fixture list ahead.

The Cumbrians this week learned that Ethan Walker will be out for three months because of shoulder surgery, with Brennan Dickenson sidelined until a December and Omari Patrick still out.

Beech added: "Micah is a forward that Huddersfield have high hopes for.

"You'd probably class him as wide attacker, but he is comfortable playing anywhere across the front of the pitch or just in behind. 

"He has those key raw attributes that I speak about all the time - the willingness to work, the willingness to run, press, drive beyond the defender, he's quick and athletic and can score goals.

"He's played a lot of games recently in their under-23s and has been scoring goals too - from what I've observed he's ready to have an opportunity to step up and could be another that's a really good fit for the dynamic of our team.

"Importantly, he's eager to come here and is positive about buying into what's been asked of him."

There were no departures from Brunton Park on deadline day.