Cumbrians close in on Roddan

Carlisle are closing in on a permanent deal for on-loan Liverpool midfielder Craig Roddan.

Roddan, 20, was a regular for Liverpool's Under-21s side before joining Carlisle on a month-long loan at the end of November.

"We're hoping that is going to get resolved soon," Carlisle boss Graham Kavanagh said, while it has been reported the Cumbrians are prepared to hand Roddan a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Roddan has yet to make his debut for Kavanagh's side and was an unused substitute in last weekend's defeat at Carlisle.