Carlisle United striker Tristan Abrahams has sealed a loan move to National League side Grimsby Town.

The Blues frontman has joined the Mariners on a deal until the end of the season.

Abrahams has fallen out of favour at Brunton Park recently and heads east in search of first-team football.

The 23-year-old will now bid to hit the goal trail for Paul Hurst's ninth-placed team in non-league's top tier.

Hurst had told the BBC earlier today that Abrahams was a target, saying the United man had "good attributes...a bit of pace, probably different to the sort of type we've got, he is quite physical as well but has a change of pace."

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.

Abrahams could make his debut against Bromley on Saturday.

He is the latest United player to head out on loan this month, after Taylor Charters joined Gateshead and Lewis Bell went to Warrington Town.

Millen, speaking on Carlisle's website, said of Abrahams: “We had interest in Tristan so I spoke to him about that. I was happy for him to stay and fight for his place.

“He thought about it, and he felt that he needed to be playing games regularly, which I do agree with.

“This offer came for him and it gives him a chance to go somewhere and hopefully play every week.

“I know he’ll be well looked after at Grimsby, and I hope that between now and the end of the season he does well, he scores goals, and that will mean that he’s in a much better place come the summer.

“We want him to be full of confidence and playing well, with another year on his contract, because there are no issues with him at all.

“He’s desperate to play, so I hope he has a run of games and form that are beneficial for everyone, and that he does really well.”