Vital Football

Latest Carlisle United News

Man United Return For Defender

Man United Return For Defender

Reece James' time with Carlisle hadn't panned out how anyone would have been hoping it would when he came to Brunton Park.

Signed on loan from Manchester United in August the teenager suffered an injury setback in only his second appearance for the club...

James worked hard to get himself fit again, although he suffered a setback or two and during that period other players came in on loan and this pushed him down the pecking order.

On top of that players are closer to returning from their own injuries now, including Chris Chantler who is making quicker than expected progress in his return and could be back in full training next week.

Graham Kavanagh explained his loan return to the official website: 'Reece is a great lad and he has been absolutely first class since the moment he came up here

'He settled quickly, he was getting games and he was just really unfortunate with the timing of his injury. We brought Conor Townsend in from Hull as cover and we are now in a situation where Chris Chantler is well ahead in terms of where we expected him to be with his recovery.

'I spoke to Manchester United about the situation and they have been really understanding with us. Like I say, Reece has worked hard and it has been a pleasure for us to have him here with us. We wish him all the very best as he goes back down to Manchester.'

The loan of the 19-year-old was terminated, and he returned to Old Trafford, when it was mutually agreed that him returning to his parent club was the best thing for all concerned.

Good luck to James (who isn't with United without deserving to) who will have a good future in the game you'd think, just not with us...



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Tuesday September 24 2013
Time: 7:19PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Carlisle United Articles

EFL Cup - Falling Attendances & More Rotation

Many fans have watched the seeming demise of the EFL Trophy, and it appears the EFL Cup may now be quickly following suit after the recent third round ties.

EFL In Favour Of Shorter Window & Other Changes

At a meeting of all EFL member clubs yesterday, there was a strong indication they would be in favour of making amendments to the summer's transfer window.

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (20/9/17)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for the season of 2017/18.

2017 Non League Day Announced

One of the biggest events of the year to promote the Non League game will return for an eighth consecutive season during the next international break.

Archived Vital Carlisle Articles

Vital Carlisle articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Carlisle
Write For Vital Carlisle
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Carlisle v Northampton
Suggested By:
Carlisle win43%
Northampton win38%
Draw19%
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Carlisle United Results (view all)

Carlisle United Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League