Former Carlisle United loan man Ethan Walker has made a move to National League North.

The Preston teenager has joined league leaders AFC Fylde on a one-month loan deal.

He links up with a side who also include ex-Blues midfielder Luke Joyce.

The move follows Walker's loan spell at Brunton Park last season, when he made 17 appearances.

Fylde have permission to field the 19-year-old in tomorrow’s Emirates FA Cup Second Qualifying Round tie against Spennymoor Town.

Manager Jim Bentley told the club website: “I’m pleased we’ve been able to bring Ethan in to strengthen our attacking options.

"He is a young player with enormous potential and comes here highly regarded by all at Preston North End.

“Ethan is a talented forward player who had a successful loan spell at Carlisle last season. He’s an exciting wide player, who can go past defenders and create and score goals. 

“We are all excited to both welcome him to the football club and begin working with him.”

Walker joined Carlisle at the start of 2020/21 on a season-long loan.

His early progress was curtailed by a shoulder injury before he returned to Brunton Park in the new year. 

The skilful attacker made four starts for the Cumbrians and 13 sub appearances.