Carlisle complete double deal
Carlisle United have signed midfielder Liam Noble and defender Liam Cooper on one-month loans.
Last Updated: 10/01/11 5:12pm
Carlisle United have signed midfielder Liam Noble and defender Liam Cooper on one-month loan deals.
Noble has arrived from Premier League side Sunderland, while Cooper has joined from Championship outfit Hull City.
The creative Noble is a reserve-team regular with his parent club and Carlisle boss Greg Abbott has been paying close attention to the 19-year-old.
Abbott told his club's official website: "Liam's a player we've been watching for a while and we're pleased to be able to bring him to the club.
"We're very grateful to Steve Bruce and Sunderland for their help in allowing Liam to come here on loan and we hope that he'll benefit from his spell here.
"He's a mobile player who has good technical ability and uses the ball well. We're really looking forward to working with him and hope he can make a positive contribution during his time with us."
Abbott also has high hopes for Cooper, who has made eight first-team appearances for Hull and has also represented Scotland at youth level.
Carlisle's manager said: "Liam's another player we've been watching and he has got a great pedigree having been with Hull since he was a youngster.
"He's played at the highest level but is in a situation now where he needs games, and we need cover in that position.
"He'll provide that and hopefully some real competition which will help push the squad on during the time he is here."