Carlisle United have recalled youth team player Aran Fitzpatrick from his loan spell at Workington Reds.

The Blues have called on the teenager to bolster their first-team numbers amid an injury pile-up.

The loss of Jack Robinson to an ankle stress fracture had left Carlisle short of left-sided cover.

So the versatile Fitzpatrick is now training with the senior United squad ahead of their final home game of the season against Wycombe Wanderers.

Manager Paul Simpson confirmed on the club website that the 18-year-old was back at United.

“We’ve been in a position where I’ve felt we’ve had good coverage on that left-hand side, now with Robbo getting injured, we don’t have that so I’ve called Aran back," said Simpson.

“I was in two minds to call him back last week before the game - I just didn’t feel as though he was going to be involved.

“I’m not guaranteeing Fitzy is going to be involved on Saturday, but I wanted to give myself that option.

“As selfish as that might sound, he’s our player and I think it’ll be good experience for him to be involved in the training with us and the possibility of him being involved on matchday.”

Fitzpatrick has been on loan at Workington along with fellow youth team players Jake Allan and Sam Hetherington.

The trio have been offered third-year scholarships to stay at Brunton Park this season along with defender Josh O'Brien, who was on the bench for the Blackpool defeat last weekend.

Hetherington and Allan remain with Workington for their final two games of the Northern Premier League Premier Division season.

But they could come up against their loan club next Tuesday with United set to face Reds in the Fred Conway Cumberland Cup final at Borough Park.

Both Hetherington and Allan have already played for Carlisle in this season's competition, as have Fitzpatrick and former Workington loanee O'Brien.