Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst has confirmed an interest in Carlisle United frontman Tristan Abrahams.

The Mariners boss told the BBC that the Blues striker is a loan target.

United have not commented on any potential deal involving the 23-year-old.

Hurst, though, named Abrahams as a player of interest this afternoon.

The striker has been out of the Blues side recently and a loan move to the National League could be a route to first-team football.

Hurst, asked about Abrahams, said: "I'm aware of Tristan and he's certainly in a position that we're looking at.

"I'm aware of that one and he's certainly a player that's got some good attributes.

"He's got a bit of pace, robably different to the sort of type we've got, he is quite physical as well but has a change of pace.

"It probably hasn't gone as well as he would have liked more recntly, which is why there's a possibility he could be looking for more game time to try and get his career back on track.

"It will be a loan deal if something does get done on that."

former Norwich City, Newport County and Leyton Orient man Abrahams has scored four goals in 27 appearances for the Cumbrians, his last start coming at Mansfield on December 7.

Grimsby sit ninth in the National League. They face Bromley on Saturday.