Sky Sports understands Accrington Stanley are set to seal a deal for Luke Clark after the player turned down the chance to stay at Preston.
Carlisle midfielder Marc Bridge-Wilkinson has had his contract at the club terminated by mutual consent.
Skysports.com understands Marc-Bridge Wilkinson has left Carlisle by mutual consent.
Carlisle boss Greg Abbott insists Marc Bridge-Wilkinson could earn a start if he returns from his loan at Darlington on January 8.
Carlisle's leading goalscorer Gary Madine expects to return to full training in time for the away clash at Walsall.
Carlisle midfielder Marc Bridge-Wilkinson has joined Blue Square Bet Premier side Darlington on a month's loan.
Carlisle have been hit by the news that Marc Bridge-Wilkinson is facing around three weeks out.
Michael Burns has joined Carlisle, while Paul Thirlwell and Marc Bridge-Wilkinson have signed new deals.
Walsall claimed their third successive victory with a 2-1 win over Carlisle at the Banks's Stadium.