Duffy eyes permanent deal
Carlisle's on-loan striker Darryl Duffy has set his sights on securing a permanent deal at Brunton Park.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 17/02/10 2:40pm
Carlisle United's on-loan striker Darryl Duffy has set his sights on securing a permanent deal at Brunton Park.
The Scotsman has scored once in his first four outings for the Cumbrians after joining on loan until the end of the season from League One rivals Bristol Rovers on transfer deadline day earlier this month.
Having failed to nail down a regular starting berth with the Pirates, he opted to make the long journey north in search of first-team football, but despite his interest at turning the move into a permanent one he admits that no talks have taken place on that matter.
"As far as I know, it is just a three-month loan deal and see how it goes in terms of turning it into something more permanent," Duffy told skysports.com.
"Neither Carlisle or Bristol Rovers have mentioned the possibility of turning it into a permanent deal, so I am just happy to get some games under my belt and show the Carlisle fans what I can bring to the table for now.
"I'm enjoying my time here and I've settled down pretty quickly, so if I impress from now until the end of the season then you never know, but I would definitely consider a permanent switch at the end of the season if all parties are happy."
The 25-year-old has started every game that he is eligible to play in since joining the Cumbrians and he is relishing the chance to show what he can do from the start, rather than in brief cameo appearances from the bench.
He added: "It is difficult for players to go on loan, especially with the distance between the two clubs in my case, but I just really wanted a fresh chance to earn a regular starting place because it has been frustrating at times with Bristol Rovers.
"So far I have managed to get the nod to start games and hopefully I can repay the manager's faith with more goals."