Carlisle United keeper Gabe Breeze played for Workington Reds this weekend.

It was a one-off arrangement, Reds boss Danny Grainger said, though he could ask to use the teenager a second time this week.

Grainger said the Blues had helped them out at a time he was without his two senior keepers, Jim Atkinson and Danny Eccles, for their pre-season friendly against Dumbarton.

The 19-year-old Cumbrian started the game at Borough Park and Grainger said the arrangement had benefited all parties.

“Gabe’s a fantastic goalkeeper,” said the Workington manager in a club interview.

“We lost Danny on Thursday night, and I phoned Paul Simpson up and Gav [Skelton], and asked if we could get Gabe for the day, simply because we needed a goalkeeper.

“It would have been a bit of an ask for our development goalkeepers at this stage.

“It works both ways – it gives Gabe 90 minutes which is good for Carlisle United, and it gets us a goalkeeper with his experience and quality to come and play for us.”

Workington, who lost Saturday’s game 4-0, are next in action against Morecambe on Tuesday.

On the possibility of using young Blues pro Breeze again, Grainger said: “I’ll have to speak to Paul again, as this was a one-off.

“With Danny getting injured, there is another possibility of another goalkeeper coming in, but I’ll probably go and ask Paul the same question.”

Carlisle have not made any comment so far on the arrangement.

The Blues are currently running the rule over trialist goalkeepers as they seek senior competition for first-choice No1 Tomas Holy.

One trialist, ex-Newcastle United man Dan Langley, played in Friday's 2-1 win at Annan Athletic. The Blues are back in action at Gretna 2008 on Tuesday.