Young midfielder Josh Dixon is back at Carlisle United after his loan spell with Workington Reds.

The home-grown player has rejoined the Blues squad after spending a month in west Cumbria.

Dixon, 21, joined Workington on January 26 in the hope of first-team football with the NPL West promotion-chasers.

He was limited to substitute appearances with Chris Willcock's team and the loan deal is not being extended.

Blues manager Paul Simpson says he will now assess Dixon in training and challenged the midfielder to impress.

Simpson said yesterday: “I’ve just been told that he’s back at the club. I think it was a mutual decision.

“I didn’t get asked about it being perfectly honest, I’ve not seen the lad play.

“He is back in the club, and we’ll just see how he goes.

“If we feel as though he can be effective, just like the other boys who are out on loan who we have a 24-hour recall…if we believe that they can have an effect on our team, then I’ll apologise to the other clubs who’ve got them but they’ll be coming back here if I think they’ll help us.”

United currently have Taylor Charters (Gateshead), Manasse Mampala (Weymouth) and Tristan Abrahams (Grimsby Town) out on loan.

Simpson, meanwhile, says he is not planning any further changes to his backroom staff.

The manager, since taking charge, has brought in goalkeeping coach Paul Gerrard whilst also adding Geoff Haugh to the physio/medical team.

Asked if there could be any more additions, he said: “No, I don’t see there being anything else.

“We’ve got a really good staff. I’m really surprised and pleasantly surprised with the work ethic the staff have got. They do some really good work.

“They’ve impressed me so far, hopefully it carries on that way.”