Charlie Wyke has dismissed the constant speculation that he's on his way out of Carlisle United - and set his sights on firing the Blues to promotion.

The 17-goal striker says all the recent rumours linking him with a move away from Brunton Park have been false.

And Wyke said he would not be distracted by any further transfer talk as he bids to keep up his impressive goalscoring form.

Wyke said: "I'm happy, and I don't really get distracted by stuff like that.

"I just want to keep scoring goals and keep getting points.

"Every time I turn my Twitter on there's a different club whose training ground I'm supposed to have been to.

"None of it is true. Hopefully I can stay here and we can get promotion."

Championship club Burton were the latest club to be linked with Wyke yesterday, after earlier rumours about Preston's interest were played down by sources at both clubs.

A release clause is understood to be written into his contract but as things stand there appears no offer from any club for the in-form Wyke.

Manager Keith Curle would prefer it to stay that way given the former Middlesbrough man's form, with his goal against Morecambe saving a point for third-placed Carlisle on Saturday.

The striker is now setting his sights on being the first United player to hit 20 goals in a season since Karl Hawley 11 years ago.

Wyke said: "Every striker aims for 20 goals a season and I'm almost there, so a few more in the next few games would be nice.

"I had a meeting with the gaffer last year and he said he thought I could be a 25 to 30-goal-a-season man - hopefully that’s what I can do this season."

The frontman hopes United can build on Saturday's draw, which came after back-to-back defeats to Grimsby and Colchester.

Wyke said: "We threw everything at them but I think they defended their box quite well. On another day we would have beaten them three or four-one but their keeper made some good saves. A bit disappointing but it's another point and we go again.

"I think we were a bit nervy at the start and conceded the early goal, but we got a good grip on the game after about 20 minutes and we should have gone on to win it.

"People are saying we've had a blip but we're still in the top three. At least we didn't get beat again so we got a point and stopped the rot.

"We've got to stay together and keep working hard. We're a good enough team to bounce back from this and after what happened in the last couple of games we'll take the point."

Wyke, meanwhile, has welcomed the addition of fellow Teessider Gary Liddle after the ex-Chesterfield man enjoyed a good debut against Morecambe.

"I know Gary quite well and I thought he was excellent," Wyke said. "He was good on the ball and showed good defending. He's a good asset to the squad."