Paul Simpson says Carlisle United’s transfer focus has not shifted despite the latest injuries in the Blues ranks.

Simpson is facing up to losing striker Tobi Sho-Silva for about two months, while left-sided Brennan Dickenson is also sidelined.

Simpson is set to be without Dickenson for a lengthy period after he suffered a tear to his anterior cruciate ligament.

The United boss, though, says he was already targeting reinforcements in those positions before the end of the transfer window.

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“No they [the injuries] don’t shift anything because those are areas I want anyway,” said Simpson, who yesterday brought in new midfielder Jayden Harris from Aldershot Town.

“I want competition in every position for us.

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“We need to add some additions to it and we’ll continue to keep trying to do that.”

Dickenson's absence leaves United short of cover on the left, though Taylor Charters is on the comeback trail after his pre-season injury.

Simpson has conceded his senior squad is not yet big enough and is hoping to make more progress on the recruitment front.

Harris last night became the ninth player to put pen to paper at Brunton Park this summer.

The Aldershot man signed a three-year deal after the Blues paid the National League clb an undisclosed fee.

Simpson, meanwhile, is urging his team to build on their positive start to the campaign.

After the 1-0 home win, the Blues hit the road this weekend with the long trip to Colchester United.

On the opening-day victory, Simpson added: “It’s the only way to start.

“Get a win at home, give your fans something to shout about, give the players something to cling onto.

“Brilliant start, now let’s keep it going.”