New boy Micah Obiero will finally link up with Carlisle United today – nearly a week after signing.

The Huddersfield attacker is due to train with the Blues today after spending the early days of his loan still with his parent club.

Obiero, who joined on deadline day, will be hoping to push his way into contention for Carlisle’s trip to Grimsby on Saturday.

Head coach Chris Beech had previously said the 19-year-old would link up with the squad ahead of the Oldham game, but explained why it has taken until now for the forward to join United.

“He had a couple of things he had to do up at Huddersfield, and he’s been training with them,” Beech said.

“He’s coming up to Carlisle [today] and training with us.

“There was no rush after Saturday with the way things were, the result, the players…

“It’s important that when he comes in, even though he’s got a short window, he’s got to prove himself.

“He can’t just bench or oust one of our players given these great attributes you’re seeing [from the current team].

“It would be unfair and mismanagement from me to do that. He has to earn his stripes. If he’s much better than what we’re doing then he plays. If not he’ll have to be patient and work his way in.”

Beech said the competition for places in his squad is crucial at a time United are in good form.

He was able to name an unchanged side at Oldham on Tuesday night with his only alterations coming on the bench, where Magnus Norman and Jack Armer replaced Marcus Dewhurst and Danny Devine.

Beech said: “If you’re going to work and knowing you’re never going to get a chance, it doesn’t half turn you off. So it’s important we look at that.

“Danny Devine’s disappointed, and Marcus understands that he wasn’t involved.

“There’s no big news in that. Both are training great. Danny deserves to play, Marcus deserves to play, Taylor Charters deserves to play…and the player that really deserves to get changed is Lewi Bell because he’s been brilliant the last seven days.

“I can’t play everybody, but what a great positive negative problem that is.”