Paul Simpson has confirmed Carlisle United are holding discussions over the fate of injured loanee Fin Back.

The Nottingham Forest man is sidelined for months with a hamstring injury.

The blow to Back, who underwent successful surgery recently, has raised the question of whether he will remain on his season-long loan in Cumbria – or whether his parent club will recall him.

Simpson said that situation is not yet resolved, but Carlisle are hoping to thrash out a “solution” that benefits all parties.

“I know the surgery went really well, and he’s now just going through his rehab,” said Simpson of the 20-year-old wing-back.

“We still don’t expect him to be fit until March at the earliest.

“There will be more conversations with Forest.

“We made a commitment with Forest that we took Fin Back on loan for the season.

“Unfortunately he’s got injured, and we’re just having discussions to see if there’s anything we can do around the finances to adjust things.

“Forest have been really good with us and they think we’ve been really good with Fin, they’ve been delighted with his progress.

“I’m sure we can come up with a solution.”

Back made 18 appearances in an impressive start to life with the Blues.

But he suffered the injury in the 4-1 victory at Salford City last month.

It saw the Premier League prospect head to Finland for surgery.

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