Chris Beech hopes Joshua Kayode will be fit for Carlisle United's next game.

The Rotherham loan striker has a knee problem which the Blues hope will prove to be minor.

Head coach Beech said Kayode complained of the problem in Monday's training session.

He will be monitored in the build-up to Saturday's trip to Mansfield Town.

United's boss said: "JJ’s knee is a little bit sore, hopefully he’ll recover for Saturday.

"He tried training on Monday but he struggled with it after about 10 or 15 minutes and we could see he wasn’t quite right.

"It’s the same leg he hurt at the start of the season that wasn’t that bad, it was a little grade one problem with his medial ligament, so he’s probably just feeling it - ironically - by resting for a couple of days.

"Sometimes it’s the case that when you keep something moving you don’t feel it, and soon as you stop it starts to ache. I think it’s a bit of that for JJ, but we’ll see."

Kayode has been a key player in United's rise to the top of League Two, and the Blues are hoping he will remain at Brunton Park for the season.