Paul Simpson has refused to be drawn on reports that linked Carlisle United to Celtic striker Johnny Kenny.

It was reported by the Scottish Daily Express that the Blues had been showing loan interest in the 19-year-old.

Kenny has since joined Queens Park on loan.

The reports last week came despite Simpson having said that his summer recruitment was effectively done.

While Simpson again stressed that further additions were unlikely, the United boss declined to shed any further light on the Kenny story when asked by the News & Star after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Stevenage.

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“To be honest, I made a decision a few weeks ago,” said Simpson regarding transfer speculation.

“I actually felt as though I kept getting asked about different players and I was giving an opinion on them.

“Johnny Kenny isn’t my player, I’m not going to talk about him and I’m not going to start speculating as to whether he’s someone I’m interested in or not.”

The national newspaper reports said Kenny, who joined Celtic from Sligo Rovers last season, had been attracting loan interest from clubs in England and Scotland.

The Republic of Ireland Under-19 international then sealed a season-long loan move to Scottish Championship side Queens Park, making his debut as a sub in their 2-1 win at Arbroath on Saturday.

He signed a five-year deal when joining the Glasgow giants in January.

Simpson, speaking to BBC Radio Cumbria at Stevenage, again said that more signings were now unlikely.

He said: “I’m not looking to add. Once we have everyone fit we have a balanced squad.

“I don’t think there’s anything left to spend, and we have to make sure we’re ready if anyone wants to come and take our players away – but that isn’t the case at the moment.

“If it does happen we have to be ready to act so we don’t lose the balance I’ve just talked about.”

Simpson's most recent addition, Bristol City defender Duncan Idehen, made his debut as a second-half substitute at Stevenage.