Carlisle United manager Graham Kavanagh says that he wants to keep the pair of Danny Redmond and Jordan Pickford at the club beyond the end of the loans spells. The duo have been brought to the club a loan deal. So far, they have been mightily impressive for the League One outfit. Even though Carlisle United are flirting with relegation, the presence of such players has provided Kavanagh with a lot of belief that the club will be able to stay up this campaign.

Carlisle have managed to win two out of the last five matches, but it is a significant improvement over the form compared to their rivals near the foot of the table. Pickford has been one of the best goalkeepers in the last few weeks and he is only 19 years old.

Kavanagh says that he is expecting big things from the youngster. He has arrived on a loan deal from Sunderland and he has already kept clean sheets against the likes of Bradford. He has been brought to the club in order to overcome the injury to first choice Mark Gillespie, who is slowly returning to training. However, the manager has confirmed that the club do not plan to rush Gillespie back from injury since Pickford is already doing extremely well.

“We haven’t spoken yet, but I would definitely want to keep both of them for as long as I can” he told the website.   They have been great additions to the club, both in and around the group and also getting valuable minutes. We are allowing them to make their mistakes with us, but their clubs have also been first-class in entrusting us with their players,” said the Carlisle United manager regarding the future of Pickford and other loan stars at the club.

Carlisle are 17th in the table after 33 matches.