Carlisle sign Whites defender

Parker joins Cumbrians on month-long loan

Ben Parker: Joins Carlisle United on a month-long loan

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League One side Carlisle United have completed the loan signing of Ben Parker from Leeds United until February 25th.

The 24-year-old has endured an injury-hit two-and-a-half seasons with the left-back making six league appearances during that time.

Carlisle enquired about Parker last week, as first revealed by skysports.com, and manager Gregg Abbott believes he will be a good addition to the Cumbrians' squad.

"We asked about Ben last Friday because he's one I know really well," Abbott said on Carlisle's official website.

"He's a good player who needs games, and he's one who will add to the depth we have here.

"He's another who is versatile and he is chomping at the bit to be involved, so we're more than happy to have him here."

Competitive

Parker is now fully fit and manager Simon Grayson is keen for the defender to secure competitive action and regain match sharpness.

"This is something we've been looking at for a few weeks now," Grayson told Leeds' official website.

"Ben has had a very, very difficult few years with injury and it's testament to him and the physios that he has come through it and is back playing again.

"The physios have been keeping a close on eye him over the past few weeks with the increase in training and the games, and he has come through well.

"The next logical step once he was playing again was a loan move to play some competitive games and with Carlisle going so well at the moment this is a move that suits everyone."