Paul Simpson is hoping to seal summer signing number seven at Carlisle United in the coming days.

The Blues manager says United are closing in on another addition who will hopefully be through the door early next week.

Simpson is focusing on some key positions in his squad, with the right wing-back area a priority area as well as further attacking options.

“I still think there's a little bit more business to do – hopefully we might get one in early next week if everything goes the way I want it to do this weekend,” said United’s boss.

As well as filling the right-sided vacancy, Simpson confirmed he wanted to add further attack-minded options.

Asked if attackers with pace could be on his wanted list, he said: “Yes, that's what we're looking at.

“We're looking at forward areas, whether it be a forward-thinking, creative midfield player or whether it's a forward.

“That's the big thing that we need to add to the group in those areas. Hopefully we're able to do it.

“We'll see what happens but I do think we've got good options in the forward areas with Luke Armstrong, with Charlie Wyke, with Georgie Kelly, with Dan Butterworth.

“We've got some good options and if we're able to add some more to it then we will.”

The incoming transfer attempts come at a time United could see departures of two first-team players, with Jack Armer strongly linked with Burton Albion and Alfie McCalmont also expected to depart.

Wyke, meanwhile, made his first appearance in the 8-0 win at Penrith on Friday night since he rejoined the Blues for a second spell.

Charlie Wyke in action against PenrithCharlie Wyke in action against Penrith (Image: Ben Holmes)

He limped off in the first half with a shin injury but that is not expected to be serious, Wyke also suffering a head injury before he was replaced.

Simpson is thrilled to have the former Sunderland and Wigan Athletic marksman on board.

“I’m absolutely delighted,” he said.

“We've had lots of talks probably since January, because I wanted to bring him in in January – we made him a really good offer in January to try and get him in.

“At that time he wanted to stay as high as he possibly could and went to the Championship, but I'm pleased we've got him in now.

“I'm delighted with all the signings, I think we've got a really good group of players. The levels in training are showing that we've got a good group of players.”