Brandon Comley will get the chance to impress Carlisle United boss Keith Millen today.

The free agent midfielder is set to be involved in an in-house practice game.

It will be the former Bolton Wanderers man and ex-Blues loanee's first opportunity to feature in a match during his time training with the Cumbrians.

Manager Millen says he wants to take a close look at the 26-year-old, who has been with the squad for a number of weeks.

He also says he will not string the free agent along - and has been waiting for an opportunity to watch him in a match situation.

Assistant boss Gavin Skelton said of Comley: "He's been good [since joining us].

"I think he’s got better all the time. We’ll see how he goes.

"So far it’s been impossible to see him in a game and that’s when you judge people."

Millen said last week that Comley was invited to train with the Cumbrians after his release from Bolton in November.

It saw the midfielder come back to the club where he had a half-season loan spell from QPR in 2016.

The United boss said: “He’s the type I’m looking for. If there’s a midfielder who’s good on the ball, can see a pass, knows the position, that type of midfielder…I would look at it.

“People [here] know him better than me because he’s been here before. It’s down to me to have a look at him now and see if I think he’ll enhance what we’ve got.

“But I won’t – and I’ve said it to the lad – just drag it along for the sake of dragging it along, because he needs to sort himself out somewhere. We’ll probably have more of a discussion next week.”

Today's in-house game, meanwhile, could also see Zach Clough and Lewis Alessandra back in action after injury lay-offs.

Skelton added: "It's brilliant, because we’ve got quite a number of squad players, and especially for the young players it’s important they get game time.

"Zach’s coming back, Lewi’s coming back, Josh Dixon’s back – it’s important.

"With Covid, it’s harder to get midweek games, so it’s massive for them."