Carlisle United have today signed Millwall attacking midfielder Kristopher Twardek on a half-season loan deal which keeps him at Brunton Park until the end of the current campaign.
Canadian-born Twardek, 20, hails from Toronto and had spells as a youngster with West Carleton Soccer Club and Ottawa South United.
He played for the Czech Republic at under-17, 18 and 19 level but switched to feature for Canada in the summer of 2016. He played for his country of birth in the under-20 age group and was called up to the senior squad for their friendly against El Salvador on 29 September 2017.
He joined the Millwall academy on his move across to London and made his Lions debut in the 2-0 Checkatrade Trophy win over West Bromwich Albion U21s in August 2016. He spent the second half of last season on-loan with Braintree Town.
He has two Championship appearances and an FA Cup appearance under his belt so far this season for his parent club.
Manager Keith Curle said: “Kris has a good work ethic and an excellent grounding in the game.
“His international appearances go all the way through the age groups, and he’ll have learned a lot from that. He’s forced his way into the match day squad at Millwall recently and he’ll also have learned from having had that experience.
“He’ll obviously know James Brown, and in a similar vein he has a real hunger to be involved and to create his own football identity.”
“He’s very attack-minded and he likes to see a lot of the ball,” he added. “He’s very highly thought of by Millwall and they have no qualms at all about him coming up here. They know that we’ll look after him and that he’ll get the time he needs, if he comes here and sinks his teeth into the challenge.
“He was potentially involved in the Millwall squad again this weekend, hence the slight delay in getting him up here, but we’re pleased that we now have another set of different attributes to add to the equation.”