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TRANSFER: Another signing secured

20 September 2012

Three month stay for forward

Carlisle United Football Club have secured the services of Terriers striker Kallum Higginbotham on a three-month loan spell, with the paperwork due to be finalised tomorrow [Friday 21 September].

Salford-born Higginbotham, 23, started his career at Oldham and made the short switch to Rochdale where he made over 50 appearances.

He had loan spells with Accrington Stanley in 2008 and 2009 before moving north of the border to join Falkirk in 2010.

His last game for The Bairns was a Scottish Cup semi-final appearance against Celtic, where he picked up the man-of-the-match award, before heading south to join Huddersfield on a two-year deal at the end of the January 2012 transfer window.

A change of management at the Galpharm took Higginbotham on-loan to Barnsley, but he was recalled to play a major part in the run-in and the eventual play-off final victory over Sheffield United at Wembley.

Manager Greg Abbott said: "We've been looking at Kallum for a while and it's good to be able to get this done.

"He's been unlucky at Huddersfield and he's one who just wants to be playing football. We think he'll come in and add something a bit different because he's another player who is very versatile with what he'll add to the squad.

"It's good to have him in and we're looking forward to working with him."

This loan spell will run until midnight on Saturday 22 December making the player eligible for the away game at Scunthorpe on that day.

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