Carlisle manager Greg Abbott insists the money from Ian Harte's transfer to Reading will be reinvested in the squad.
The 33-year-old defender sealed a shock deadline day move to the Royals for £100,000 earlier in the week, only days after agreeing a new contract with the Cumbrians.
Carlisle have already added Leeds United defender Lubomir Michalik on loan as Harte's replacement, and Abbott is adamant the money from his switch will not go to waste.
"The money gained from this deal is there for us to reinvest, whether that is with a permanent signing in January or wages for a specific loan deal," Abbott said in the Daily Star.
"We have got what we think is a terrific deal for the club. The arrival of a replacement so quickly and the availability of extra funds has certainly helped to ease what was an initial feeling of real disappointment that we were about to lose one of our players."
He added: "Lubo is an experienced international and is a different type to Ian.
"There are not many around as comfortable on the ball as Ian, but Lubo brings strength and a presence we were maybe missing.
"We had four or five names on our list in case Ian left and in the end went for Lubo. Having spoken to people at Leeds we have got ourselves a top man."