Carlisle United signed loan strikers Jamie Proctor and George Waring as Charlie Wyke finally completed his deadline-day move to Bradford.

Just minutes after Wyke's £250,000 switch to the Bantams was rubber-stamped, Carlisle announced the half-season loan capture of Proctor.

The Bolton frontman became the second loan arrival at United before the transfer window closed, after young Stoke striker Waring also joined until the end of the season.

United, though, have been unable to do further deals before the 11pm cut-off, with a left-back among the positions boss Keith Curle had been trying to strengthen.

Proctor had been linked with several other clubs, including Southend, Port Vale and Portsmouth, but Carlisle moved for the 24-year-old as Wyke's exit neared completion.

The former Crawley and Fleetwood man was with Bradford last season before joining Bolton last summer.

Wyke, meanwhile, is now officially a Bradford player after Carlisle admitted defeat in their attempts to hold onto their leading scorer.

The fee is officially undisclosed but it is an open secret that the Bantams' bid of £250,000 met the release clause in Wyke's deal.

The frontman spent most of the day at Valley Parade for talks and a medical, with his departure confirmed shortly before 8pm.

It brought an end to his two-year spell at United, in which he scored 39 goals in 89 appearances, including 18 so far this season.

Carlisle chief executive Nigel Clibbens claimed on the club website that Wyke was "being advised" to move on despite the Blues' desire to hold onto the former Middlesbrough man.

"As we said last week, we did what we could to convince Charlie to stay with us but he's come to the decision that his future is with Bradford," Clibbens said.

"We didn't want or need to sell the player, but it's difficult to persuade someone to continue their development with you if they're being advised to move on."

Clibbens said the money brought in from Wyke's sale would "go towards helping Keith and his staff in the transfer market going forward from here."

That followed the deal earlier in the day for 6ft 5in Waring.

Curle is understood to have watched Waring score for Stoke's under-23s in their 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough on Monday night.

The 22-year-old had been linked with a move to Hartlepool but Carlisle have won the race for his signature.

Previously on Everton's youth books, Waring has been on loan with Shrewsbury in League One this season, making 19 appearances, 13 as substitute, without scoring.

He previously had loan spells with Barnsley and Oxford and has seven first-team goals to his name.

Waring will be eligible to remain with United for the League Two play-offs if needed.

Curle said: "George is the type of player who we feel will thrive in the environment we've created.

"He's got good technical ability, as you'd expect from a player coming from a club at that level, and he definitely won't struggle with the physical aspects of the game.

"He's had recent experience of being with a promotion winning team and he's ready to make a mark.

"His size will add something different and it will give us more options with the way we can approach games, and likewise change our approach during games, so we're pleased that he's chosen to join us."

On Monday United signed free agent John O'Sullivan, the former Blackburn winger, on an 18-month deal.