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LOAN: Striker extends until end of season

22 January 2016

Bury forward extends loan stay with the Blues

Carlisle United have today agreed further loan extension with Bury Football Club for forward Hallam Hope which keeps him at Brunton Park until the end of the current season. 

Hope, 21, initially joined United on a one-month loan deal at the end of October and has made six appearances for the Cumbrians so far. 

He bagged the goal which sealed the win in the FA Cup first round away victory against Plymouth and has recently returned to action having recovered from an ankle injury picked up during that game.

Manager Keith Curle said: "Hallam is still working his way back but he has shown us in recent games that he adds to what we have in the squad.

“He still has some way to go, but he’s an excellent athlete and he’s not too far away from being a really effective player again. We like what he brings to the dressing room and it’s good that we’ll be able to continue his development here with us for the rest of this season."

Hope started his career when he moved to Everton from Manchester City as a youngster and had loan spells with Northampton, Sheffield Wednesday and Bury (twice) whilst still with the Toffees.

His move to Bury became permanent when he signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Shakers in January 2015. 

He has represented England at the U16, U17, U18 and U19 levels.

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