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20 September 2012

Attacker moves to Cumbria until 22 December

Huddersfield Town’s Kallum Higginbotham will join npower League 1 side Carlisle United on Friday on an emergency loan deal until 22 December inclusive

The 23 year-old has not featured for Simon Grayson’s First Team during the 2012/13 campaign and will move to Brunton Park in search of minutes on the pitch.

Signed from Scottish First Division side Falkirk by former manager Lee Clark on the final day of the January 2012 transfer window, Higginbotham played seven times during the 2011/12 npower League 1 promotion campaign, but has only featured on the team sheet twice as an unused substitute this term.

Higginbotham is expected to go straight into Carlisle’s squad for their npower League 1 game at Coventry City. 

Huddersfield Town Manager Simon Grayson commented:

“We’ve said along that once the season got underway we would analyse the squad and see if there is any opportunity for players who haven’t played any first team football to go out and get games. 

“Kallum fits right into that category as he hasn’t been in and around it much. He did well at the back-end of last season, but we’ve moved the squad on a little bit and his opportunities are limited. As a result, we’ve allowed him to go out and get first team football. 

“It was a mutual decision; Kallum feels he needs to play football and we agreed to it. We have a good relationship with Carlisle and this move will do him the world of good. They have some good games coming up against the likes of Tottenham and a few League games.

“We’ll monitor him while he’s out, as we do with all the loan players. We’re delighted so far this season, because Chris Atkinson has been outstanding in his first two games for Chesterfield and Liam Ridehalgh is playing regularly too. 

“It’s about getting the right balance between still having enough bodies around to come into the team if needed and keeping the players satisfied by getting them football.”

Town has a 24 hour recall clause on the loan after the initial 28 days. During his time at Carlisle, Kallum will be permitted to play in the League and Capital One Cup – but not in the FA Cup. 

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