Abbott wants to keep Tavernier
Last Updated: September 5, 2011 2:39pm
Carlisle boss Gregg Abbott wants to extend James Tavernier's loan deal from Newcastle.
The full-back's loan is due to expire on September 13 and Abbott is keen to prolong his stay with the Cumbrians as first-choice right-back Frank Simek is out injured until October.
Tavernier has started in five league games for Carlisle so far this campaign.
Abbott told the Times & Star: "We want to keep James a bit longer and we hope to make progress on that this week."