Carlisle United have been dealt ANOTHER injury blow with Jokull Andresson the latest player sidelined.

The Blues fear the goalkeeper has dislocated his shoulder.

If that is the case the Reading loanee will face a spell out of action - and force the Blues to seek another senior keeper to challenge No1 Tomas Holy.

Manager Paul Simpson also confirmed that Fin Back is out until late January with both Paul Huntington and Taylor Charters also sidelined for about six weeks.

United's injuries are continuing to pile up, though Owen Moxon - not involved in Tuesday's squad to face Harrogate Town in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy - is expected back soon after suffering two dead legs against Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

And Sean Maguire's absence from the latest squad was because of illness and he is set to return soon.

Andresson was out of the squad for Tuesday night's Trophy game as teenager Gabe Breeze stepped up to the bench.

"We’re waiting for the result of the scan, he had that at 12pm today," said Simpson.

"It looked, and from [physio] Chris [Brunskill]’s and the doc’s assessment and diagnosis, it looked like he’s popped his shoulder.

"I don’t know how severe that is, whether it’s a similar thing to what JJ Kayode did. We don’t know the severity yet. He was in a lot of pain so we’re waiting on that one."

Simpson confirmed United were already looking at other goalkeepers in anticipation of Andresson being sidelined for a spell.

Carlisle's manager, speaking after the 2-0 Trophy win, went on to give an update on several outfield absentees.

"Sean Maguire had a sickness bug so he was missing - he’s been sick for the last 24 hours," Simpson said.

News and Star: Paul Huntington, who returned from a previous injury on Saturday, is out for another five to six weeksPaul Huntington, who returned from a previous injury on Saturday, is out for another five to six weeks (Image: Barbara Abbott)

"Paul Huntington and Taylor Charters went to have their scans yesterday so they’re probably going to be out five or six weeks.

"Hunts' [injury] is not a recurrence of the same [calf] injury [as before] but it’s just below the scar tissue from the last tear.

"Taylor Charters' [injury] is now on his right hamstring, but it’s not as bad as we first feared - instead of eight weeks we’re probably looking at five or six, but with both of them we need to treat them and rehab them conservatively because it’s a reoccurrence and we keep getting caught out and can’t afford to do it again.

"Fin Back has a tear on his quad and it looks like he won’t be back until the end of January.

"It’s not good at the moment. When you’re in situations like this you’ve got to dig in, go and keep working as well as we possibly can with the group we’ve got to try and get through it."

Jack Ellis, Simpson added, was back out on the grass but not yet in full training. "He’s another couple of weeks away I would imagine," added Simpson.

"We’ve just got to go with what we’ve got. We are trying to get free agents in, it’s just not very easy. We keep working and see whether anything changes."

United are already without Callum Guy (ACL) for the season and Joshua Kayode (shoulder) until late December.

In the Harrogate game, meanwhile, Jack Armer played part of the game with his head bandaged after suffering a cut near his eye after an aerial collision, and was set to have stitches after the game.

"I think Jack got his eye glued on the pitch, and they’re stitching it after the game, but there was no concussion, it literally was a cut on his eye," said Simpson.

"I think Corey Whelan got a whack to his calf, we think it’s just a kick, we need to see how he is.

"Apart from that, and from tired legs, I don’t think there was anything else [from the game]."