Carlisle United have today signed highly-rated goalkeeper Marcus Dewhurst on a half-season loan deal from Sheffield United.
Dewhurst, 18, started his career as a youngster as a striker, converted to wearing the gloves a few years ago and has gone on to represent England in both the under-17 and under-18 teams.
He has enjoyed loan spells with Gainsborough Trinity and Guiseley whilst with the Blades, and spent pre-season with the Sheffield United first team to gain yet more valuable experience.
Head coach Chris Beech said: "We thought it was important to bring in a goalkeeper before the end of the window to cover us for any potential injuries. We didn't want to be left short, and we're also bringing in a goalkeeper who is very ambitious.
"It will be good for him to be around a professional first-team environment, and to be pushing for a place in the squad every week. He's played a lot of games at non-league level already, so this is the natural next step for him.
"I've spoken to the FA staff as well as players who have played with him at international level and he is a very highly thought of young goalkeeper.
"We have to thank Sheffield United who have helped us financially with this deal, and we all look forward to working with Marcus for the rest of the season."