Former Carlisle United loan striker John-Kymani Gordon is set to get his chance with Crystal Palace's first team in the USA.

The young forward has been named by manager Roy Hodgson in the squad that will head to America this week.

Gordon is the subject of loan interest from a number of EFL clubs but the chance of an imminent move appears unlikely.

Instead the 20-year-old will stake his claim for a Palace chance in games against Colombian side Millonarios FC in Chicago and Spanish outfit Sevilla in Detroit.

Gordon, who spent the second half of last season with the Blues, is in a 22-man Palace squad for the overseas pre-season trip.

United boss Paul Simpson indicated at the start of the month that he would be interested in bringing the Londoner back north.

But that prospect does not seem on the immediate cards.

Gordon joins first-team stars such as Marc Guehi and Ebere Eze in the Eagles travelling party, whose first game in Chicago is on Wednesday before their Detroit fixture next Sunday.

Carlisle manager Simpson is keen to add strikers to his squad for the League One kick-off on August 5, with permanent and loan signings still in United's sights.

Another former Blues loanee who could be a candidate for a return, Nottingham Forest defender Fin Back, has posted an intriguing update on his pre-season progress...

Simpson, early in pre-season, also said there was "interest" in another loan deal for Back while he more recently said Carlisle had four potential Premier League loan players in their sights.