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MANAGER: We want to look at him

Chris Beech on the possibility of a Tuesday appearance for the young striker

23 September 2021

It’s been one heck of a month for youth scholar Sam Fishburn who, having taken to life out on-loan with Lancaster City like a duck (or a fish) to water with a string of goals and some excellent performances, has now forced his way into the reckoning for Tuesday night’s Papa John’s Trophy group game against Everton U21s, should he manage to shake off the after-effects of a dead leg.

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As reported in the Lancashire press this week, that would involve a recall, an option discussed by the Carlisle boss at his weekly press conference.

“Sam isn’t training today,” boss Chris Beech confirmed. “He picked up a dead leg, unfortunately, and Ross the physio’s assuring me he may not be available for this weekend for that reason.

“We’ve spoken about trying to get him involved in the Everton fixture but, of course, we’ll have to see where he is physically.”

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Speaking more about the possibility of a recall for the young forward, he added: “There is interest within the chain of football, up the chain a little bit [from Lancaster City], and of course we want to see how he’s progressed from his experience at Lancaster.

“We’re thankful they’ve taken him, happy he’s made an impact there, and we want to have a look at him too, he’s our player.

“It’s important he sorts his leg out and then we can all be in a better place on the pitch in terms of seeing where he’s at.

“If he’s fit he’ll be involved on Tuesday, and we have other attacking players we need to make sure are involved in that game too.

“But we need to concentrate on Sutton first before making sure what the plan is for Everton.”

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